Last Update: 1/19/17

Chapter 230-15 WAC

CARD GAME RULES

WAC Sections

OPERATING CARD GAMES
"Public card room" defined.
Requirements for public card games.
"Social card games" defined.
"Charitable and nonprofit social card room" and "guest" defined.
Approving area of premises for card games.
Hours of play.
Authorized nonhouse-banked card games.
Authorizing new games or changing game rules.
Requirements for authorized card games.
Withdrawing card game authorization.
Minimum cash on hand requirements.
Limit on number of players at each table.
Posting rules for play.
Enforcement of card game rules of play.
Fee restrictions for nonhouse-banked card games.
Card game fees for nonhouse-banked card games.
Authorized fees and authorized methods of collection.
Requirements for authorized methods of collecting fees.
Requirements for drop boxes.
Providing cards and chips in card games.
Only authorized cards or chips may be used.
Standards for chips.
Destruction and disposal of gambling chips.
Standards for cards.
Electronic facsimiles of cards allowed.
Fees for decks of cards.
Cutting cards in player-dealt games.
Cutting cards in center dealer-dealt games.
Rotating the deal in player-dealt games.
Wagering limits for nonhouse-banked card games.
Wagering limits for house-banked card games.
Additional merchandise or cash prizes for card games.
Making wagers with chips or coin.
Selling and redeeming chips.
NSF checks.
Ensuring card room employees meet license requirements.
Providing dealers.
Defining "floor supervisor."
Photos of card room employees required.
Playing for or assisting others prohibited.
Preventing cheating in card games.
GENERAL RECORDS AND RECORDKEEPING FOR CARD GAMES
Preparing card game records.
Keeping and making daily records available.
Reporting card game activity semiannually.
CARD TOURNAMENTS
Card tournament licenses.
Entry fees and buy-ins for card tournaments.
Getting card tournaments approved.
Restricting length of card tournaments.
Tournament rules and prizes.
Offering discounted tournament fees as customer appreciation.
Exclusive tournament entry as customer appreciation.
Value of tournament chips.
Reporting entry fees as gambling receipts.
Recordkeeping for card tournaments.
ADDITIONAL RULES FOR CHARITABLE AND NONPROFIT CARD GAMES
Posting rules for unlicensed card and dice games.
Allowing guests to play social card games.
SURVEILLANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS F AND HOUSE-BANKED CARD GAME LICENSEES
Closed circuit television system surveillance requirements.
Remote access of closed circuit television surveillance systems.
Surveillance when operating both Class F and house-banked card games.
Surveillance requirements for Class F card games.
Surveillance requirements for house-banked card games.
Camera and monitor requirements for closed circuit television systems.
Analog video recording equipment requirements.
Digital video recording equipment requirements.
Using multiplex and quad recording devices in required surveillance.
Reporting illegal or suspicious activities.
Resolving disputes using video recordings.
Retaining video recordings.
Surveillance room requirements for house-banked card game licensees.
Surveillance room sign-in log.
Keeping a surveillance activities log.
ADDITIONAL RULES FOR CLASS F CARD GAMES
Internal controls.
Minimum number of licensed employees required.
Numbering tables.
Transporting drop boxes.
Using match play coupons in nonhouse-banked card games.
Counting procedures for fees.
PLAYER-SUPPORTED JACKPOTS
Defining "player-supported jackpot."
Getting approval for player-supported jackpots.
Naming a prize fund custodian for a player-supported jackpot.
Posting rules for a player-supported jackpot.
Seeding a player-supported jackpot.
Collecting funds for a player-supported jackpot.
Collecting an administrative fee on the player-supported jackpot.
House dealer required for a player-supported jackpot.
Accounting for player-supported jackpot funds.
Paying out prizes on a player-supported jackpot.
Owners, prize fund custodians, and card room employees participating in player-supported jackpots.
Removing a player-supported jackpot from play.
Resolving disputes over player-supported jackpots.
ADDITIONAL RULES FOR HOUSE-BANKED CARD GAMES
Internal Controls for House-Banked Card Games
Internal controls.
Internal control requirements.
Defining "incompatible functions."
Modifying internal controls and changing card games offered.
Defining "gambling operations department manager."
Defining "shift manager."
Operating House-Banked Card Games
Using match play or similar coupons in gambling promotions.
Keeping funds to pay prizes, progressive jackpot prizes, and odds-based wager prizes.
Supervision requirements for house-banked card rooms.
Dealing all house-banked card games from a dealing shoe.
Numbering gambling tables.
Tips from players and patrons to card room employees.
Commissions on winning hands.
Limiting pay outs for odds-based wagers.
Limiting payouts to dealers for tip or "toke" wagers for odds-based payouts.
Opening tables.
Accounting for table inventory.
Selling gambling chips to players.
Transferring chips and coin to the gambling tables.
Requirements for request for fill/credit slips.
Requirements for fill/credit slips.
Completing the fill process.
Completing the credit process.
Closing tables.
Notifying the commission of card game interruptions.
Interruption of card games for more than seven days.
Cashier's Cages in House-Banked Card Rooms
Closely controlling money.
Defining "cash equivalent."
Cashier's cage design and structure.
Operating the cashier's cage.
Access and entrance to cashier's cage.
Separate imprest bank allowed for nonhouse-banked card games.
Accepting checks at the cashier's cage.
Drop Boxes in House-Banked Card Rooms
Using drop boxes.
Transporting drop boxes.
Storing drop boxes not attached to tables in the count room.
Storing drop boxes on closed gambling tables.
Count Requirements in House-Banked Card Rooms
Requirements for count rooms.
Preparing to conduct a count.
Conducting the count.
Concluding the count.
Accounting department review of the count.
Securing House-Banked Card Room Keys
Controlling keys and restricting access.
Progressive Jackpot Prizes for House-Banked Card Games
Operating progressive jackpot prizes.
Restrictions on progressive jackpots.
Paying out progressive jackpot prizes.
Adjusting progressive jackpot amounts.
Merchandise prizes for progressive jackpots.
Temporarily removing a progressive jackpot from play.
Permanently removing a progressive jackpot or a portion of a progressive jackpot from play.
Tax authorities seizing all, or a portion, of a progressive jackpot.
Deposit and reconciliation requirements for progressive jackpot prizes.
Records and Recordkeeping for House-Banked Card Games
Keeping all card game records.
Keeping an accounting system.
Keeping employee licensing records.
Preparing required financial statements.
Signature cards.
Signature requirements for documents, records, and forms.
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