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WAC 230-16-158

Preshuffled cards.

Manufacturers of preshuffled cards must:
(1) Obtain approval from the director or director's designee for the automated shuffling device used to preshuffle cards; and
(2) Implement a process for producing, shuffling, and packaging preshuffled cards which will, at a minimum, include:
(a) Visual inspection of the back of each card to assure that it is not flawed, scratched or marked in any way that might compromise the integrity or fairness of the game;
(b) Verification that each package of cards contains the correct number of suits and is constituted in accordance with the specific rules of the game the cards are intended for use;
(c) Inserting the cards in a package with a tamper-proof package seal(s) that bears the conspicuous indication if the package has been opened. The exterior of the package will indicate:
(i) The total number of decks contained within the package; and
(ii) The game(s) the cards are intended for use; and
(iii) The color of the preshuffled cards.
(d) Generation of a receipt to be inserted in the sealed package or a label on the sealed package, which shall include the following information:
(i) The total number of cards and decks contained within the package. If using an exterior label, this information will suffice for (c)(i) of this subsection;
(ii) The date and time the preshuffled cards were shuffled, packaged, and verified;
(iii) Identification of the manufacturer's employee who shuffled, packaged, and verified the cards; and
(iv) The manufacturer, model and serial number of the production line or device used to shuffle the cards.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-11-058, § 230-16-158, filed 5/10/18, effective 7/1/18.]
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