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PDFWAC 230-15-030

Authorized nonhouse-banked card games.

(1) The following nonhouse-banked card games are authorized:
(a) Poker;
(b) Hearts;
(c) Pinochle;
(d) Cribbage;
(e) Rummy;
(f) Panguingue (Pan);
(g) Pitch; and
(h) Bid Whist.
(2) Card room licensees must operate these games in the manner explained in the most current version of The New Complete Hoyle, Revised or Hoyle's Modern Encyclopedia of Card Games, or similar authoritative book on card games we have approved, or when operated as described in the commission approved game rules on our website. Card room licensees may make immaterial modifications to the games.
(3) Authorization of a nonhouse-banked card game other than those listed in subsection (1) of this section requires approval from the director or director's designee. In order for a nonhouse-banked card game to be authorized, it must:
(a) Be played with standard playing cards. Authorized card games may:
(i) Use more than one deck of cards; and
(ii) Remove cards to comply with rules of a specific game.
(b) Not allow side bets between players; and
(c) Describe player requirements. Players must:
(i) Compete solely as a player in the card game; and
(ii) Compete against all other players on an equal basis; and
(iii) Receive their own hand of cards and be responsible for decisions regarding such hand, such as whether to fold, discard, draw additional cards, or raise the wager.
(d) Require the player's win or loss to be determined during the course of play of a single deal of cards.
(4) Approved game rules under subsection (3) of this section will be posted on the commission's website. Licensee's must operate these games as described in the commission approved game rules on our website.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 21-11-057, § 230-15-030, filed 5/14/21, effective 6/14/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.0282. WSR 14-17-053 (Order 702), § 230-15-030, filed 8/15/14, effective 9/15/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 07-09-033 (Order 608), § 230-15-030, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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