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Once the proposed language has been developed, the proposed Rules are published on the Division web page and a rulemaking workshop is scheduled. Gaming stakeholders are invited to attend the workshop and are encouraged to provide comment and concerns regarding the proposed Rule language. Occasionally comments are solicited via email to stakeholders in lieu of an in person workshop.
The Division then files a Notice of Formal Rulemaking with the Secretary of State’s Office and the Dept. of Regulatory Affairs. No sooner than 30 days after the Notice is filed, the proposed Rules are heard at a public hearing during a meeting of the Gaming Commission. Stakeholders are welcome to attend rulemaking hearings at the monthly Commission meetings, where they may give testimony regarding proposed Rule changes. If the Commission votes to adopt the proposed changes they would become effective approximately 45 to 60 days after adoption. Adopted Rules are posted on the Division web page.
This is to notify you that there will be a hearing regarding proposed changes to Sports Betting Rule 1 General Rules and Regulations, Gaming Rule 8 Rules for Blackjack, and Gaming Rule 10 Rules for Poker, at the monthly Commission meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The Division of Gaming offices are currently closed to the public. The June meeting may be held in person, may be held by video conference, or both. Stakeholders will be notified as far in advance as possible. The proposed Rule changes are linked below.
At the April 30, 2020, special Commission Meeting, the Commission approved emergency changes to Sports Betting Regulation 1.4 (15) in order to update the definition of “Proposition bet”. This amendment was made for clarification purposes. Emergency Rules expire after 120 days so this Rule change will be presented to the Commission at the June 2020 meeting in order to permanently adopt the change.
Licensing fees for Support and Key licenses will be restructured effective July 1, 2020, to accompany changes to fingerprinting services. Licensing fees for Support and Key licenses will no longer include the cost of fingerprinting. Licensees will be able to choose to have their prints taken by an approved outside vendor or by the Division of Gaming. Outside vendors will set their own fees for this service. Licensees who opt to be fingerprinted by the Division of Gaming will pay a $40 fee. Gaming Regulation 30-303 will be updated to reflect the way application fees and fingerprinting fees are being separated. This will be presented as an emergency Rule change in order for it to go into effect as of July 1, 2020.
The owner of the game Blackjack Burnout (Regulation 30-899.25) has requested an update to the game rules that will allow retail licensees the option to use two or six standard 52 card decks to play this game.
Finally, Regulation 30-1099.52 will be presented at the June meeting in order to promulgate rules for a new game of poker, 3 Card Shine.
Stakeholders are invited to participate in this rulemaking process by submitting any comments or questions regarding the proposed Rule changes. Please send comments via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All written comments must be received by the Division of Gaming no later than June 12, 2020. Stakeholders are also welcome to attend the hearing and provide testimony related to these Rule changes.
Proposed changes to Sports Betting Regulation 1.4(15)
Proposed emergency changes to Gaming Rule 3
Proposed changes to Gaming Rules 8 & 10
On April 16, 2020, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission voted unanimously to approve the changes to Regulation 30-305, increasing the investigative background fee by seven dollars, and to Regulation 30-2399.05 The play - Craps with Bonus Craps, adding a pay table to the game rules. The Commission determined that no changes to Gaming licensing fees were warranted.
Proposed changes to Regulation 30-305
Proposed changes to Regulation 30-2399.05
All current Rules and Regulations
To suggest changes to Gaming Rules and Regulations please submit a Suggested Rule Revision form to Rules Manager Ronni Hunter at DOR_Gaming_RuleMaking@state.co.us.
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