RULEMAKING INFORMATION - Gaming

This is to notify you that the Annual Tax Setting Hearings will take place at the Division of Gaming’s monthly Commission meeting on Thursday, March 15, and Thursday, April 19, 2018, beginning at approximately 9:15 am. The hearings will be held at the Golden Gaming Office located at 17301 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 135, Golden, Colorado 80401.
 
In addition to the Tax Setting Hearings, the Commission will be hearing testimony regarding the proposal put forth by the Colorado Gaming Association regarding the taxation of free play and proposed Rules relating to that subject.
 
These two dates of hearings will satisfy the stakeholder workshop as required. Any stakeholder may submit written documents and is welcome to attend the hearings. If a stakeholder wishes to testify in person, or will be providing written testimony, the names of the person(s) and/or documentation must be received at the Division of Gaming, Golden Office, prior to the hearing date.
 
Due date for March hearing: 2/28/18
Due date for April hearing:  3/31/2018
 
Submit to:
Ronni Hunter
Rules Manager
Division of Gaming
17301 W. Colfax Ave, Suite 135
Golden, CO  80401
 
 

This is to notify you that the Division of Gaming held a Stakeholder Rulemaking Workshop on Thursday, January 25, 2018 to present the proposed rule changes linked below.  These rules changes will be heard at the Commission meeting on March 15, 2018.  

Changes are being proposed to Rule 21 Rules for Blackjack-Poker Combination Games in order to promulgate rules for a new game, Buffalo Blackjack Bonus 3, and to make minor corrections and updates to Regulations 47.1-2105 and 47.1-2113. 

Proposed changes to Rule 21


On December 21, 2017. the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission voted unanimously to approved the proposed rule changes to Rules 8 and 22.  These changes will be effective February 14, 2018.

Proposed changes to Rules 8 and 22 - updated 10/23/17


On October 19, 2017. the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission voted unanimously to approved the proposed rule changes to Rules 8, 10, 21, 22, and 23.  These changes will be effective December 15, 2017.

Proposed changes to Rules 8, 10, 21, 22, and 23


House Bill 15-1255 required that the Department of Revenue (DOR) adopt rules pursuant to the “State Administrative Procedure Act”, article 4 of title 24, C.R.S.  The purpose of these rules and regulations is to govern the enforcement of the prohibited use of electronic benefits transfer service cards at automated teller machines located in licensed gaming establishments, in-state simulcast facilities, race tracks, establishments licensed to sell malt, vinous, or spirituous liquors, medical marijuana businesses, and retail marijuana establishments.  Rule 1 CCR 210-4 Enforcement of the Prohibited Use of Electronic Benefits Transfer Cards at Certain Locations (EBT) went into effect as of January 1, 2016.  In November of 2016 the Office Of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS) expressed concern that the EBT Rule did not specify that there would be “increasing penalties for multiple violations” as was required by House Bill 15-1255.  The OLLS directed the DOR to revise the rule to include this requirement. 

The DOR drafted proposed changes to the EBT Rule, which were e-mailed to stakeholders on March 30, 2017.

HB17-1365, signed by the Governor on June 6, 2017, creates an exemption for liquor-licensed drug stores from the prohibition against having electronic benefits transfer (EBT) services available through an ATM located on a licensed premises. The EBT Rule has been updated to include this exemption.

The Executive Director of the Dept. of Revenue, Barbara Brohl, officially adopted the rule changes as of July 19, 2017.  These changes will be effective as of September 14, 2017.

1 CCR 210-4


 

All current Rules and Regulations


To suggest changes to Gaming Rules and Regulations please submit a Suggested Rule Revision form (found here) to Rules Manager Ronni Hunter at ronni.hunter@state.co.us.


 

Division of Gaming
2018 Rule Review Plan
pursuant to Executive Order D 2012-002, Senate Bill 14-063 and DOR Policy DOR-505
Purpose: Review 20% of all rules each year
 
 
Rule 6 Declaratory Orders
Rule 7 Conflicts of Interest
Rule 9 Minimum Procedures for Drop, Count, and Distribution of Chips and Coins for Blackjack, Craps and Roulette
Rule 11 Minimum Procedures for Drop, Count, and Distribution of Chips and Coins for Poker
Rule 16 Accounting Regulations
Rule 17 Minimum Procedures for Drop and Count for Slot Machines
 
NOTE:  Each Year the Division also reviews the portion of Rule 3 that deals with licensing and background fees, and the portion of Rule 14 that deals with gaming taxes.