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WAC 230-15-080

Authorized fees and authorized methods of collection.

Card game licensees must collect only one type of card game fee at a table at any given time. The following are authorized types of fees, the card game licensees who may use those fee types, and the methods of collection:
Authorized types of fees
Licensees authorized to use the fee types
Authorized methods of collection
Maximum amount to collect
(1)
Period of time - 
Nonhouse-banked card games, Class F, and house-banked
Direct collection;
or
Chip rack - Only allowed if licensed for three or fewer tables;
or
Drop box.
Not more than ten dollars per hour, per player.
(a)
Licensees must collect the fee at least once per hour at times the licensee chooses, for example, at thirty minute increments; and
 
(b)
Licensees must record all fees immediately after collection; or
 
(2)
Per hand played - 
Class F and house-banked
Drop box;
or
Chip rack - Only allowed if licensed for three or fewer tables.
Not more than one dollar per hand, per player.
(a)
Players must place fees charged on a per-hand basis in a designated area of the table and dealers must collect them before dealing the first round of cards; and
 
(b)
After collecting the fees, dealers must deposit all chips or coins in either the drop box or chip rack; or
 
(3)
Rake - 
Class F and house-banked
Drop box;
or
Chip rack - Only allowed if licensed for three or fewer tables.
Not more than ten percent of the total wagers for a hand.
(a)
Dealers must collect fees charged on the amounts wagered during the play of the hand and place the fees in a designated area of the table; and
 
(b)
Once dealers accumulate the maximum fee for a hand, they must spread the chips or coins to allow players and the surveillance system to view the amount collected. After spreading the chips or coins, the dealer deposits them in either the drop box or chip rack.
 
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-029, § 230-15-080, filed 2/9/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.0201. WSR 16-23-153, § 230-15-080, filed 11/22/16, effective 12/23/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 07-09-033 (Order 608), § 230-15-080, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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