RULEMAKING INFORMATION - Gaming
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.
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.
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.
|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.|