Surveillance room requirements for house-banked card game licensees.

House-banked card game licensees must maintain one or more surveillance rooms. They must:
(1) Control access to the surveillance room so that only surveillance department employees use the room. Owners or their approved supervisory or management personnel may also enter the surveillance room to monitor activities. Licensees may allow authorized personnel to escort any other person into the surveillance room for educational, investigative, or maintenance purposes; and
(2) Ensure that surveillance room entrances are not easily observed from the gambling floor; and
(3) Ensure that a surveillance employee is present in the room and monitoring activities using the equipment any time the card room is conducting gambling and during the count process. However, subject to subsection (4) of this section, licensees may operate the surveillance room without staff:
(a) For routine breaks that are less than thirty minutes per shift; or
(b) When only nonhouse-banked card games are operated with wager limits of forty dollars or less and such limits are documented in their internal controls.
(4) Ensure that any time a winning wager, a jackpot, or bonus pay out greater than three thousand dollars is won, they use pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras to verify:
(a) Winning hands; and
(b) Amounts of the wager; and
(c) Amounts of the pay out; and
(d) Players who won the prize.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 09-11-093 (Order 645), § 230-15-320, filed 5/18/09, effective 7/1/09; WSR 08-23-080 (Order 638), § 230-15-320, filed 11/18/08, effective 1/1/09; WSR 07-10-034 (Order 611), § 230-15-320, filed 4/24/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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