Chapter 230-15 WAC

Last Update: 5/10/18

CARD GAME RULES

WAC Sections

OPERATING CARD GAMES
230-15-001"Public card room" defined.
230-15-005Requirements for public card games.
230-15-010"Social card games" defined.
230-15-015"Charitable and nonprofit social card room" and "guest" defined.
230-15-020Approving area of premises for card games.
230-15-025Hours of play.
230-15-030Authorized nonhouse-banked card games.
230-15-035Authorizing new games or changing game rules.
230-15-040Requirements for authorized card games.
230-15-045Withdrawing card game authorization.
230-15-050Minimum cash on hand requirements.
230-15-055Limit on number of players at each table.
230-15-060Posting rules for play.
230-15-065Enforcement of card game rules of play.
230-15-070Fee restrictions for nonhouse-banked card games.
230-15-075Card game fees for nonhouse-banked card games.
230-15-080Authorized fees and authorized methods of collection.
230-15-085Requirements for authorized methods of collecting fees.
230-15-090Requirements for drop boxes.
230-15-100Providing cards and chips in card games.
230-15-105Only authorized cards or chips may be used.
230-15-110Standards for chips.
230-15-111Destruction and disposal of gambling chips.
230-15-115Standards for cards.
230-15-116Electronic facsimiles of cards allowed.
230-15-120Fees for decks of cards.
230-15-125Cutting cards in player-dealt games.
230-15-126Cutting cards in center dealer-dealt games.
230-15-130Rotating the deal in player-dealt games.
230-15-135Wagering limits for nonhouse-banked card games.
230-15-140Wagering limits for house-banked card games.
230-15-141Additional merchandise or cash prizes for card games.
230-15-145Making wagers with chips or coin.
230-15-150Selling and redeeming chips.
230-15-155NSF checks.
230-15-158Ensuring card room employees meet license requirements.
230-15-160Providing dealers.
230-15-165Defining "floor supervisor."
230-15-170Photos of card room employees required.
230-15-180Playing for or assisting others prohibited.
230-15-185Preventing cheating in card games.
GENERAL RECORDS AND RECORDKEEPING FOR CARD GAMES
230-15-190Preparing card game records.
230-15-195Keeping and making daily records available.
230-15-200Reporting card game activity.
CARD TOURNAMENTS
230-15-205Card tournament licenses.
230-15-210Entry fees and buy-ins for card tournaments.
230-15-215Getting card tournaments approved.
230-15-220Restricting length of card tournaments.
230-15-225Tournament rules and prizes.
230-15-230Offering discounted tournament fees as customer appreciation.
230-15-235Exclusive tournament entry as customer appreciation.
230-15-240Value of tournament chips.
230-15-245Reporting entry fees as gambling receipts.
230-15-250Recordkeeping for card tournaments.
ADDITIONAL RULES FOR CHARITABLE AND NONPROFIT CARD GAMES
230-15-255Posting rules for unlicensed card and dice games.
230-15-260Allowing guests to play social card games.
SURVEILLANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS F AND HOUSE-BANKED CARD GAME LICENSEES
230-15-265Closed circuit television system surveillance requirements.
230-15-267Remote access of closed circuit television surveillance systems.
230-15-270Surveillance when operating both Class F and house-banked card games.
230-15-275Surveillance requirements for Class F card games.
230-15-280Surveillance requirements for house-banked card games.
230-15-285Camera and monitor requirements for closed circuit television systems.
230-15-290Analog video recording equipment requirements.
230-15-295Digital video recording equipment requirements.
230-15-300Using multiplex and quad recording devices in required surveillance.
230-15-305Reporting illegal or suspicious activities.
230-15-310Resolving disputes using video recordings.
230-15-319Retaining video recordings.
230-15-320Surveillance room requirements for house-banked card game licensees.
230-15-325Surveillance room sign-in log.
230-15-330Keeping a surveillance activities log.
ADDITIONAL RULES FOR CLASS F CARD GAMES
230-15-335Internal controls.
230-15-340Minimum number of licensed employees required.
230-15-345Numbering tables.
230-15-350Transporting drop boxes.
230-15-353Using match play coupons in nonhouse-banked card games.
230-15-355Counting procedures for fees.
PLAYER-SUPPORTED JACKPOTS
230-15-360Defining "player-supported jackpot."
230-15-365Getting approval for player-supported jackpots.
230-15-370Naming a prize fund custodian for a player-supported jackpot.
230-15-375Posting rules for a player-supported jackpot.
230-15-380Seeding a player-supported jackpot.
230-15-385Collecting funds for a player-supported jackpot.
230-15-390Collecting an administrative fee on the player-supported jackpot.
230-15-395House dealer required for a player-supported jackpot.
230-15-400Accounting for player-supported jackpot funds.
230-15-405Paying out prizes on a player-supported jackpot.
230-15-410Owners, prize fund custodians, and card room employees participating in player-supported jackpots.
230-15-415Removing a player-supported jackpot from play.
230-15-420Resolving disputes over player-supported jackpots.
ADDITIONAL RULES FOR HOUSE-BANKED CARD GAMES
Internal Controls for House-Banked Card Games
230-15-425Internal controls.
230-15-430Internal control requirements.
230-15-435Defining "incompatible functions."
230-15-440Modifying internal controls and changing card games offered.
230-15-445Defining "gambling operations department manager."
230-15-450Defining "shift manager."
Operating House-Banked Card Games
230-15-453Using match play or similar coupons in gambling promotions.
230-15-455Keeping funds to pay prizes, progressive jackpot prizes, and odds-based wager prizes.
230-15-460Supervision requirements for house-banked card rooms.
230-15-465Dealing all house-banked card games from a dealing shoe.
230-15-470Numbering gambling tables.
230-15-475Tips from players and patrons to card room employees.
230-15-480Commissions on winning hands.
230-15-490Limiting pay outs for odds-based wagers.
230-15-491Limiting payouts to dealers for tip or "toke" wagers for odds-based payouts.
230-15-495Opening tables.
230-15-500Accounting for table inventory.
230-15-505Selling gambling chips to players.
230-15-510Transferring chips and coin to the gambling tables.
230-15-515Requirements for request for fill/credit slips.
230-15-520Requirements for fill/credit slips.
230-15-525Completing the fill process.
230-15-530Completing the credit process.
230-15-535Closing tables.
230-15-540Notifying the commission of card game interruptions.
230-15-545Interruption of card games for more than seven days.
Cashier's Cages in House-Banked Card Rooms
230-15-550Closely controlling money.
230-15-553Defining "cash equivalent."
230-15-555Cashier's cage design and structure.
230-15-560Operating the cashier's cage.
230-15-565Access and entrance to cashier's cage.
230-15-575Separate imprest bank allowed for nonhouse-banked card games.
230-15-580Accepting checks at the cashier's cage.
Drop Boxes in House-Banked Card Rooms
230-15-585Using drop boxes.
230-15-590Transporting drop boxes.
230-15-595Storing drop boxes not attached to tables in the count room.
230-15-600Storing drop boxes on closed gambling tables.
Count Requirements in House-Banked Card Rooms
230-15-605Requirements for count rooms.
230-15-610Preparing to conduct a count.
230-15-615Conducting the count.
230-15-620Concluding the count.
230-15-625Accounting department review of the count.
Securing House-Banked Card Room Keys
230-15-630Controlling keys and restricting access.
Progressive Jackpot Prizes for House-Banked Card Games
230-15-680Operating progressive jackpot prizes.
230-15-685Restrictions on progressive jackpots.
230-15-690Paying out progressive jackpot prizes.
230-15-695Adjusting progressive jackpot amounts.
230-15-700Merchandise prizes for progressive jackpots.
230-15-705Temporarily removing a progressive jackpot from play.
230-15-710Permanently removing a progressive jackpot or a portion of a progressive jackpot from play.
230-15-715Tax authorities seizing all, or a portion, of a progressive jackpot.
230-15-720Deposit and reconciliation requirements for progressive jackpot prizes.
Records and Recordkeeping for House-Banked Card Games
230-15-725Keeping all card game records.
230-15-730Keeping an accounting system.
230-15-735Keeping employee licensing records.
230-15-740Preparing required financial statements.
230-15-745Signature cards.
230-15-750Signature requirements for documents, records, and forms.
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