RULEMAKING INFORMATION - Gaming

This is to notify you that the Division of Gaming will hold a Stakeholder Rulemaking Workshop on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 10 am, in the Golden Gaming Office located at 17301 W. Colfax Ave, Suite 135, Golden, CO  80401. The proposed rule changes are below.   

Changes are being proposed to Rule 8 Rules of Blackjack in order to promulgate rules for a new game, Blackjack Burnout.  Rule 22 Rules for Blackjack-Poker Combination Games is being amended in order to promulgate rules for a new game, Roulette with Straights and 8’s.

Stakeholders are welcome to attend the Rulemaking Workshop.  Comments and questions are welcome regarding all of the proposed rule changes.  If a stakeholder wishes to comment on these proposed rule changes in writing, please either mail your comments to the Division at the Golden Gaming office, or send them via e-mail to ronni.hunter@state.co.us.  All written comments must be received by the Division of Gaming no later than November 30, 2017.

Proposed changes to Rules 8 and 22


This is to notify you that the Division of Gaming held a Stakeholder Rule Making Workshop on Thursday, September 28, 2017.  The proposed rule changes are below.

Executive Order D 2012-002, and Senate Bill 14-063 require State agencies to review all agency rules at least once every five years.  Rules 8, 10, 21, 22, and 23 have been reviewed and the Division is proposing changes for the sake of consistency and clarification, and to make minor corrections.  Rules 8, 10, 22, and 23 are also being renumbered.

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
2017 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 8 Rules of Blackjack
Rule 10 Rule for Poker
Rule 21 Rules for Blackjack-Poker Variation Games
Rule 22 Rules for Roulette
Rule 23 Rules of Craps
 
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.