WSR 06-07-157

PERMANENT RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Order 457 -- Filed March 22, 2006, 9:35 a.m. , effective January 1, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2008.

Purpose: The gambling commission is rewriting its rules manual using plain English techniques. The rules manual has been divided into sections and is being rewritten a section at a time. The first sections reviewed are the licensing chapter. As part of the rewrite, some items from other chapters (chapter 230-02 WAC, General provisions and definitions; chapter 230-04 WAC, Licensing; chapter 230-08 WAC, Records and reports; and chapter 230-12 WAC, Rules of general applicability), may be incorporated into the new licensing chapter. Following are rules regarding licensing and permitting which are rewritten in plain English and numbered as chapter 230-03 WAC. Fees related to permits, licenses, and identification stamps are numbered as chapter 230-05 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-04-057 on January 27, 2006, with a published date of February 15, 2006.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 230-03-020 and 230-03-210 were updated to reflect changes to current rules filed under WSR 06-04-040 with a published date of February 15, 2006, and adopted under WSR 06-07-084. The amendment increased the threshold to qualify for a punchboard/pull-tab business permit from $20,000 to $25,000.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 76, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 76, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: March 22, 2006.

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

OTS-8542.3

Chapter 230-03 WAC

PERMITTING AND LICENSING RULES

TERMS USED IN THIS CHAPTER
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WAC 230-03-001   "We," "our," and "us" mean the commission and staff.   In this chapter, "we," "our," and "us" mean the commission and commission staff. If a rule refers to the duties or rights of the commissioners or the director, the rule states specifically "commissioners" or "director."

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ACTIVITIES REQUIRING A PERMIT AND RULES FOR THOSE ACTIVITIES
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WAC 230-03-005   Permits for recreational gaming activities.   A recreational gaming activity (RGA) is a nongambling activity, using poker tables and gambling equipment authorized for use in fund-raising events, conducted no more than two times per calendar year, by, or on behalf of, a sponsoring organization, business, or association, or department of an organization, business, or association.

(1) An organization, business, or association, or department of an organization, business, or association, that holds or sponsors an RGA must either:

(a) Apply for and get a permit before the event; or

(b) Hire a licensed fund-raising equipment distributor to organize and conduct the activity.

(2) Only members and guests of the sponsoring organization, business, or association, or department of the sponsoring organization, business, or association, may participate in the RGA.

(3) Permit holders must:

(a) Rent the gambling equipment used in the RGA from:

(i) A licensed distributor of fund-raising event equipment; or

(ii) A licensee who has conducted a fund-raising event within the last twelve months; and

(b) Use scrip or chips which have no cash value; and

(c) Limit the RGA to eight hours.

(4) The permit holder may charge a fee to enter the premises if that fee pays for:

(a) An accompanying meal and entertainment associated with the RGA; or

(b) The costs of renting the equipment used in the RGA.

(5) The permit holder may allow participants to redeem their scrip or chips for prizes. All prizes must be donated to, or provided by, the permit holder.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-010   Fund-raising equipment distributors must report recreational gaming activities.   If a licensed fund-raising equipment distributor contracts to organize and conduct a recreational gaming activity (RGA) on behalf of the organization, business, or association, or department of an organization, business, or association, the licensed distributor must send us a monthly schedule of those RGAs. The schedule must:

(1) Include the name of the sponsoring organization, business, or association, or department of an organization, business, or association, and the date, location, and time of the RGA.

(2) Identify any prior RGAs conducted by all licensed distributors on behalf of the sponsoring organization, business, or association, or department of an organization, business, or association, within the last calendar year.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-015   Permits to conduct bingo at agricultural fairs.   (1) You must apply to us if you wish to operate bingo games at agricultural fairs licensed to conduct bingo. You may apply for either:

(a) An annual permit to conduct bingo games at agricultural fairs; or

(b) A special property bingo permit to conduct bingo games at a single agricultural fair.

(2) Each agricultural fair is fully responsible for the operation of bingo conducted under its license.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-020   Punch board and pull-tab service business permit.   (1) You must apply for a punch board and pull-tab service business permit if you:

(a) Reconcile sales, prizes, and cash on hand for punch board and pull-tab series; or

(b) Complete records we require; or

(c) Store punch boards and pull-tab series removed from play.

(2) The owners or employees of the punch boards and pull-tab service business must not be employees of the operator.

(3) The owners or employees of the punch boards and pull-tab service business must not provide management advice to the operator.

(4) The punch board and pull-tab service business must apply for a gambling service supplier license if combined gross billings exceed twenty-five thousand dollars during the permit period.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-025   Applying for a manufacturer's special sales permit.   (1) You may apply for a manufacturer's special sales permit if you:

(a) Sell authorized gambling equipment; and

(b) Demonstrate that the anticipated profits from your sales will be below the cost of obtaining a manufacturer license.

(2) Otherwise, you must apply for a manufacturer license.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-030   Other licenses, certificates, inspections, or permits needed to be considered for a gambling license.   Applicants must prove that they have the required applicable business licenses, permits, health certificates, fire inspections, and use and occupancy permits required by local authorities before being considered for a gambling license.

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WAC 230-03-035   Applying for a license.   (1) You must fully complete the license application form we provide in order to be considered for a license. You must return it, along with the appropriate fees, to our headquarters office.

(2) If your application is incomplete, you must provide us with the required items within thirty days of notification or we may administratively close the application.

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WAC 230-03-040   Signing the application.   The applicant signs the application under oath and under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state of Washington. This oath affirms that the information on the application and any accompanying materials is accurate and complete.

(1) The person signing the application must be:

(a) The highest ranking officer of a charitable, nonprofit, or profit-seeking corporation, or limited liability company seeking licensure; or

(b) The owner of a sole proprietorship seeking licensure; or

(c) All partners of a partnership or general partner of a limited partnership seeking licensure; or

(d) The mayor or the mayor's designated representative of an incorporated city or town submitting the application.

(2) The person seeking an individual license and a designated officer of the organization for which the person will work must both sign the application.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-045   Defining substantial interest holder.   (1) "Substantial interest holder" means a person who has actual or potential influence over the management or operation of any organization, association, or other business entity.

(2) Evidence of substantial interest may include, but is not limited to:

(a) Directly or indirectly owning, operating, managing, or controlling an entity or any part of an entity; or

(b) Directly or indirectly profiting from an entity or assuming liability for debts or expenditures of the entity; or

(c) Being an officer or director or managing member of an entity; or

(d) Owning ten percent or more of any class of stock in a privately or closely held corporation; or

(e) Owning five percent or more of any class of stock in a publicly traded corporation; or

(f) Owning ten percent or more of the membership shares/units in a privately or closely held limited liability company; or

(g) Owning five percent or more of the membership shares/units in a publicly traded limited liability company; or

(h) Providing ten percent or more of cash, goods, or services for the start up of operations or the continuing operation of the business during any calendar year or fiscal year. To calculate ten percent of cash, goods, or services, take the operational expenses of the business over the past calendar or fiscal year, less depreciation and amortization expenses, and multiply that number by ten percent; or

(i) Receiving, directly or indirectly, a salary, commission, royalties, or other form of compensation based on the gambling receipts.

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WAC 230-03-050   Additional information required from applicants for licensing.   (1) Applicants must give us details or copies of the following information on or attached to their application:

(a) Articles of incorporation and bylaws; or, if not a corporation, a copy of any bylaws and other documents which set out the organizational structure and purposes of the organization; and

(b) The name of the resident agent as required by state law, and the agent's business and home address; and

(c) Internal Revenue Service tax exemption letter, if one is necessary; and

(d) All lease or rental agreements, whether oral or written, between the applicant and the owner of the site where applicant will conduct gambling activity; and

(e) Any franchise agreements or other agreements, whether written or oral, between applicant and distributors or manufacturers of equipment or between applicant and any other person whose agreements relate to gambling activities or gambling equipment; and

(f) All proposed financing, consulting, and management agreements or contracts between applicant and any gambling service supplier; and

(g) Enough personal information to ensure each substantial interest holder is qualified to hold a license or participate in an authorized gambling activity.

(2) Applicants must also give us any other information we request within thirty days of the request or within any other time frame we provide.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-051   Incorporated cities and towns exempt from some information requirements for application.   Incorporated cities or towns in the state of Washington must provide:

(1) All lease or rental agreements, whether oral or written, between the applicant and the owner of the site where applicant will conduct gambling activity; and

(2) Any franchise agreements or other agreements, whether written or oral, between applicant and distributors or manufacturers of equipment or between applicant and any other person whose agreements relate to gambling activities or gambling equipment; and

(3) All proposed financing, consulting, and management agreements or contracts between applicant and any gambling service supplier.

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WAC 230-03-055   Reporting changes to application.   You must notify us if any information required on the application changes or becomes inaccurate in any way within ten days of the change.

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WAC 230-03-060   Fingerprinting of applicants.   Applicants or persons holding a substantial interest may undergo a national criminal history background check, using fingerprints for the following licenses:

(1) Amusement games for commercial use: Class E and above; and

(2) Card games: Class E, Class F and house-banked card rooms; and

(3) Punch boards/pull-tabs for commercial stimulant: Class F and above; and

(4) Manufacturers: Class B and above; and

(5) Distributors: Class B and above; and

(6) Gambling service suppliers; and

(7) Representatives for distributors, manufacturers, gambling service suppliers, and linked bingo prize providers; and

(8) Managers of commercial gambling operations; and

(9) Public card room employees; and

(10) Linked bingo prize providers.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-065   Spouses must also be qualified.   (1) Applicants' spouses must also meet the qualifications to hold a gambling license when married persons who maintain a marital community apply for or hold a license to operate gambling activities. This includes, but is not limited to, owners and substantial interest holders of commercial gambling establishments and officers of charitable or nonprofit organizations.

(2) If you are a licensed employee of a gambling operation, your spouse does not need to meet the licensing qualifications.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-070   Training required for licensing.   (1) You must complete a training course we establish if you:

(a) Signed the licensing application; or

(b) Are a manager; or

(c) Are responsible for conducting gambling activities or completing records.

(2) You must complete training within thirty days of the effective date of your license.

(3) We do not require manufacturers or manufacturers' representatives to complete training.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-075   Withdrawing your application.   (1) You may withdraw your license application for any reason by sending written notice to us. We must receive your written request at our headquarters office before we issue or deny the license.

(2) Withdrawing an application will not affect any future application for a license.

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WAC 230-03-080   License approval process.   (1) The director may issue a temporary license on completion of the licensing investigation for licenses issued under RCW 9.46.070 (1) and (2).

(2) The commissioners take action on applications at a public meeting. These actions may include license approval, holding an application over to a future meeting, or returning an application to staff for further investigation.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-085   Denying, suspending, or revoking a license or permit.   We may deny, suspend, or revoke any license or permit, when the applicant, licensee, or anyone holding a substantial interest in the applicant's or licensee's business or organization:

(1) Commits any act that constitutes grounds for denying, suspending, or revoking licenses or permits under RCW 9.46.075; or

(2) Has been convicted of, or forfeited bond on a charge of, or pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor or felony crime involving physical harm to individuals. "Physical harm to individuals" includes any form of criminal assault, any crime involving a threat of physical harm against another person, or any crime involving an intention to inflict physical harm on another person; or

(3) Has demonstrated willful disregard for complying with ordinances, statutes, administrative rules, or court orders, whether at the local, state, or federal level; or

(4) Has failed to pay gambling taxes to local taxing authorities and the local taxing authority must petition us to take action; or

(5) Is serving a period of probation or community supervision imposed as a sentence for any juvenile, misdemeanor, or felony criminal offense, whether or not the offense is covered under RCW 9.46.075(4); or

(6) Is the subject of an outstanding gross misdemeanor or felony arrest warrant; or

(7) Poses a threat to the effective regulation of gambling, or creates or increases the likelihood of unfair or illegal practices, methods, and activities in the conduct of gambling activities, as demonstrated by:

(a) Prior activities; or

(b) Criminal record; or

(c) Reputation; or

(d) Habits; or

(e) Associations; or

(8) Knowingly provides or provided goods or services to an entity that illegally operates gambling activities.

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ADDITIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR CHARITABLE AND NONPROFIT APPLICANTS
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WAC 230-03-090   Defining "agricultural."   (1) "Agricultural" as used in RCW 9.46.0209 means promoting the art or science of:

(a) Cultivating land; or

(b) Harvesting crops or aquatic resources; or

(c) Raising livestock.

(2) This definition includes incorporated granges as described in chapter 24.28 RCW.

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WAC 230-03-095   Defining "athletic."   "Athletic" as used in RCW 9.46.0209 means activities which promote physical fitness, sportsmanship, or development of amateur athletes.

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WAC 230-03-100   Defining "charitable."   "Charitable," eleemosynary, and benevolent as used in RCW 9.46.0209 mean the same thing. They mean:

(1) Relief of poverty, indigence, or personal distress;

(2) Help for disadvantaged persons;

(3) Treatment and prevention of physical or mental distress;

(4) Assisting youths, seventeen years old or younger, through programs that teach them cultural and social skills necessary to integrate them into society, improve their physical fitness, or prevent delinquency.

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WAC 230-03-105   Defining "civic."   "Civic" as used in RCW 9.46.0209 means relating to or belonging to a city, a citizen, or citizenship.

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WAC 230-03-110   Defining "educational."   "Educational" as used in RCW 9.46.0209 means training or instructing individuals for the purpose of improving or developing their capabilities. It also means instructing the public on subjects useful to individuals and beneficial to the community.

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WAC 230-03-115   Defining "fraternal."   "Fraternal" as used in RCW 9.46.0209 means fraternal societies incorporated under chapter 24.20 RCW and organized under the lodge system with local self-governing branches chartered by a parent organization.

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WAC 230-03-120   Defining "patriotic."   "Patriotic" as used in RCW 9.46.0209 means encouraging love of country, loyalty, and support of the United States; veterans' groups are included in this definition.

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WAC 230-03-125   Defining "political."   "Political" as used in RCW 9.46.0209 means the process of electing candidates to public or party offices.

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WAC 230-03-130   Defining "religious."   "Religious" as used in RCW 9.46.0209 means the advancement of a theological philosophy and the practices and rituals associated with the beliefs or creed of a church, religious society, congregation, or religious denomination, when such practices or rituals are legal.

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WAC 230-03-135   Defining "social."   "Social" as used in RCW 9.46.0209 means providing recreation or recreational facilities and conducting other activities for a membership.

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WAC 230-03-140   Full and regular membership requirements.   (1) "Bona fide member" means the same thing as "bona fide active member." Bona fide members hold full and regular membership status.

(2) To have full and regular membership status in a Washington charitable or nonprofit organization, you must:

(a) Be at least eighteen years old, unless the organization:

(i) Has a primary purpose that is the development of youth; and

(ii) Is applying only for a raffle or amusement game license; and

(iii) Has at least three members or advisors who are at least eighteen years old and who supervise the operation of the gambling activity; and

(iv) Has an adult member or advisor designated as the manager for the gambling activity; and

(b) Take part in at least one of the following activities of the organization:

(i) Attend at least one regular membership meeting per year; or

(ii) Vote for officers and/or board members; or

(iii) Help set policy by serving as a member of the board of directors or a similar policy setting position; or

(iv) Serve as a volunteer providing services or raising funds from nongambling sources; or

(v) Maintain a level of communication that demonstrates knowledge of the activities of the organization; and

(c) Live within one hundred miles of the main administrative offices of your organization which are located in Washington, or attend seventy-five percent of the organization's board meetings.

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WAC 230-03-145   Additional requirements for charitable and nonprofit licensing.   (1) Organizations must provide the following records for us to determine the organization's qualifications as a bona fide charitable or nonprofit organization as set forth in RCW 9.46.0209:

(a) Official minutes of the organization's formation meeting and all membership and board meetings for the last twelve months including issues discussed, decisions made, and members in attendance; and

(b) A listing of the names of all "full and regular members." The organization must provide full names, addresses, telephone numbers, and the dates they became full and regular members; and

(c) A copy of the most recently approved articles of incorporation or bylaws or both; and

(d) All correspondence with the Internal Revenue Service and the secretary of state regarding the organization's status as a nonprofit organization; and

(e) Proof of federal tax deductible status for contributions to the organization.

(2) Organizations must provide documents that demonstrate that the organization made significant progress in meeting its stated charitable or nonprofit purpose(s) during the twelve consecutive months before applying for a license.

(3) Organizations must provide, in their bylaws or in their articles of incorporation, a statement that guarantees that, if the organization is dissolved, all the assets remaining after satisfaction of all their debts must be distributed to another charitable or nonprofit organization qualified under RCW 9.46.0209.

(4) Charitable or nonprofit organizations must provide us with the names of gambling managers who will oversee gambling activities. The organization must note on the application which manager has the highest level of authority and assign that person the title "primary gambling manager" on the application.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-150   Additional requirements for branches or chapters of eligible parent organizations.   The parent organization must be eligible for a license if an applicant is a branch or chapter of a parent organization. The branch or chapter must also prove that it is, in its own right, qualified to receive a license.

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WAC 230-03-155   Submitting a proposed plan of operations for charitable and nonprofit organizations.   (1) An organization must submit a proposed plan of operations, including a market study, if the organization:

(a) Requests licensing to conduct gambling activities with combined annual gross receipts in excess of three million dollars; or

(b) Plans to pay premises rent exceeding two thousand dollars per month, including all terms.

(2) The plan must show enough detail to allow us to assess the potential for compliance with cash flow requirements. It must also include at least the following information:

(a) Research procedures and planning assumptions used; and

(b) Planned number of customers or attendance; and

(c) Days and hours of operations; and

(d) Estimated gross gambling receipts from each activity; and

(e) Estimated expenses and net income; and

(f) Details of income generating activities planned in conjunction with the gambling activity, such as snack bar operations or other retail sales and the anticipated net income from those activities; and

(g) Any other information related to your gambling license application that we request.

(3) If planned activities include bingo, the organization must provide:

(a) Anticipated market area and map of competing organizations that operate similar gambling activities, along with their days of operation; and

(b) Number of bingo sessions, bingo card prices, and estimated sales per player; and

(c) Bingo prize payouts and game schedules.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-160   Licensed charitable or nonprofit organizations prohibited from managing or operating commercial gambling activities.   If a licensed charitable or nonprofit organization manages or operates an authorized gambling activity, it must not manage or operate any commercial gambling activity authorized under chapter 9.46 RCW.

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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL AMUSEMENT GAME LICENSE APPLICANTS
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WAC 230-03-165   Information required with license application for commercial amusement games.   You must provide in writing all information necessary to comply with RCW 9.46.0331 if you are applying for a commercial amusement game license. Additionally, you must provide the following information:


(1) All locations: (a) A list of times and dates when the applicant will operate the activity; and
(b) A copy of any rental/lease agreement which allows operation of commercial amusement games at any location the applicant does not own or otherwise control. The applicant must disclose full details of the rental/lease agreement, including any revenue sharing provisions, all costs the applicant will share, and any restrictions on the number of amusement games the applicant operates; and
(c) Copies of any rental or lease contracts related to the amusement game equipment.
(2) Permanent locations: (a) Amusement parks: The number of mechanical or aquatic rides, theatrical productions, motion pictures, and slide show presentations available for the public.
(b) Regional shopping centers: Size of the shopping center, in gross square feet, not including parking areas.
(c) Taverns and restaurants with cocktail lounges: Washington state liquor control board license number and expiration date, and a statement of whether the business prohibits minors from all portions of the premises.
(d) Movie theaters, bowling alleys, miniature golf course facilities, skating facilities, and amusement centers: Complete description of the business activities conducted. For an amusement center, the number of amusement devices, income derived from those devices, and all other business activities conducted during the last twelve months.
(e) Any business whose primary activity is to provide food service for on-premises consumption: Amount of gross income the entire business generates; and the portion of gross income the food service for on-premises consumption generates.
(f) Department or grocery stores: Type of retail products sold; size of the store premises, in gross square feet, not including parking areas.
(3) Limited time locations: The applicant must receive written permission from the sponsor of any activity and provide planned operating dates for all locations at which the applicant plans to operate during the year. This operating plan must be updated any time the dates of operation change.

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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL STIMULANT APPLICANTS
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WAC 230-03-170   Defining "business premises."   "Business premises" as used in RCW 9.46.0217 means the building, or portion of the building, set out on the license application.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-175   Requirements for commercial stimulant businesses.   Businesses must provide evidence for us to determine the business' qualifications as a commercial stimulant as set forth in RCW 9.46.0217. That evidence includes, but is not limited to:

(1) Proof that it is an "established business" as used in RCW 9.46.0217. "Established business" means any business that has been open to the public for sales of food or drink for on-premises eating and drinking for ninety days or more; or

(a) Provides us with a proposed operating plan which includes:

(i) Hours of operation; and

(ii) Estimated gross sales from each separate activity the business will conduct on the business premises including, but not limited to:

(A) Food or drinks for "on-premises" eating and drinking; and

(B) Food or drinks "to go"; and

(C) All other business activities; and

(b) Is ready to conduct food or drink sales; and

(c) Passes an inspection by us; and

(2) Proof that it is "primarily engaged in the selling of food or drink for consumption on premises" as used in RCW 9.46.070(2). "Primarily engaged in the selling of food or drink for consumption on premises" means that before receiving a gambling license the business has total gross sales of food or drink for on-premises consumption equal to or greater than all other combined gross sales, rentals, or other income-producing activities which occur on the business premises when measured on an annual basis.

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ADDITIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS CARD ROOM LICENSE APPLICANTS
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WAC 230-03-180   Additional information required for a house-banked card room application.   If you apply for a house-banked card room license, you must provide at least the following as part of your application:

(1) A detailed description, including flow charts, of your planned internal accounting and administrative control system. You must provide the information in the standard format we require; and

(2) A detailed diagram of the planned physical layout of the business premises. The diagram must include at least:

(a) The location of all gambling tables; and

(b) The location of all surveillance cameras; and

(c) The count room; and

(d) The surveillance room; and

(e) The cashier's cage; and

(3) A detailed description of the card games offered for play, including rules of play, and the type of gambling tables operated, including table layouts.

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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MANUFACTURER, DISTRIBUTOR, AND GAMBLING SERVICE SUPPLIER LICENSE APPLICANTS LICENSING MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS
NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-185   Applying for a manufacturer license.   You must apply for a manufacturer license if you:

(1) Make or assemble a completed piece or pieces of gambling equipment for use in authorized gambling activities; or

(2) Convert, modify, combine, add to, or remove parts or components of any gambling equipment for use in authorized gambling activities.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-190   Applying for a distributor license.   You must apply for a distributor license if you:

(1) Buy or otherwise obtain a finished piece of gambling equipment for use in authorized gambling activities from another person and sell or provide that gambling equipment to a third person for resale, display, or use; or

(2) Are a manufacturer who sells or provides gambling equipment you do not make to any other person for resale, display, or use; or

(3) Service and repair authorized gambling equipment. However, distributors must not add, modify, or alter the gambling equipment; or

(4) Modify gambling equipment using materials provided by manufacturers to upgrade equipment to current technology.

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WAC 230-03-195   Additional information required from manufacturer and distributor license applicants.   If you are applying for a manufacturer or distributor license, you must attach the following to your application form:

(1) A list of all businesses or corporations which you, or officers, directors, or substantial interest holders of your business, either directly or indirectly, own or control as a substantial interest holder; and

(2) A list of all businesses or corporations licensed to conduct gambling activities or to supply gambling-related equipment, supplies, or services in which you, officers, directors, or substantial interest holders of your business have any interest; and

(3) A list of all jurisdictions in which you or any of the officers, directors, or substantial interest holders of your business have had a gambling-related license at any level during the previous ten years; and

(4) A statement about whether you, or officers, directors, or substantial interest holders have ever been part of a business that had a gambling-related license denied, revoked, or suspended by any jurisdiction for a period longer than thirty days.

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WAC 230-03-200   Defining "gambling equipment."   "Gambling equipment" means any device, gambling-related software, expendable supply, or any other paraphernalia used as a part of gambling or to make gambling possible. "Gambling equipment" includes, but is not limited to:

(1) Amusement games;

(2) Punch boards and pull-tabs;

(3) Devices for dispensing pull-tabs;

(4) Electronic devices for conducting, facilitating, or accounting for the results of gambling activities, including, but not limited to:

(a) Components of a tribal lottery system;

(b) Electronic devices for reading and displaying outcomes of gambling activities; and

(c) Accounting systems that are a part of, or directly connected to, a gambling system including, but not limited to:

(i) Bet totalizers; or

(ii) Progressive jackpot meters; or

(iii) Keno systems;

(5) Bingo equipment;

(6) Devices and supplies used to conduct card games, fund-raising events, recreational gaming activities, or Class III gaming activities, as defined in the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act at U.S.C. 25 chapter 29 2703 and in tribal-state compacts including, but not limited to:

(a) Gambling chips;

(b) Cards;

(c) Dice;

(d) Card shuffling devices;

(e) Graphical game layouts for table games;

(f) Ace finders or no-peek devices;

(g) Roulette wheels;

(h) Keno equipment; and

(i) Tables manufactured exclusively for gambling purposes.

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LICENSING GAMBLING SERVICE SUPPLIERS
NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-210   Applying for a gambling service supplier license.   (1) You must apply for a gambling service supplier license if you perform any of the following gambling-related services for compensation:

(a) Consulting or advisory services regarding gambling activities; or

(b) Gambling management services; or

(c) Financing for purchases or leases of gambling equipment or for providing infrastructure that supports gambling operations for more than one licensee; or

(d) Providing the assembly of components for gambling equipment under a contract with a licensed manufacturer; or

(e) Installing, integrating, maintaining, or servicing digital surveillance systems that allow direct access to the operating system; or

(f) Training individuals to conduct authorized gambling activities; or

(g) Providing any other service or activity where influence may be exerted over any gambling activity licensed by the commission.

(2) You do not need a gambling service supplier license if you are:

(a) A bank, mutual savings bank, or credit union regulated by the department of financial institutions or any federally regulated commercial lending institution; or

(b) A university or college regulated by the Washington state board of community and technical colleges and the higher education coordinating board that trains individuals to conduct authorized gambling activities; or

(c) An attorney, accountant, or governmental affairs consultant whose primary business is providing professional services that are unrelated to the management or operation of gambling activities; or

(d) A person that only provides nonmanagement-related recordkeeping services for punch board and pull-tab operators, when the combined total gross billings from such services does not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars during any calendar year.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-215   Gambling service suppliers prohibited from assuming ultimate responsibility.   If you are or are applying to be a gambling service supplier, you must not assume ultimate responsibility for any licensee's gambling activity.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-220   Marketing level restrictions for punch board or pull-tab manufacturers, distributors, or operators.   (1) The different marketing levels for punch board and pull-tabs are:

(a) Operator; and

(b) Distributor or manufacturer.

(2) If you are a manufacturer or distributor, or spouse of a manufacturer or distributor of punch boards, pull-tabs, pull-tab dispensing devices, or related equipment, you must not have a substantial interest in a business that operates punch boards or pull-tabs.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-225   Marketing level restrictions for punch board or pull-tab gambling service suppliers.   If you are a substantial interest holder in a licensed gambling service supplier who provides services to punch board and pull-tab operators, you must not hold a substantial interest in a licensed manufacturer or distributor of punch boards or pull-tabs.

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LICENSING LINKED BINGO PRIZE PROVIDERS
NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-230   Applying for linked bingo prize provider license.   (1) You must apply for a linked bingo prize provider license if you provide bingo operators the means to link bingo prizes, including:

(a) Equipment and supplies to offer linked bingo; and

(b) Linked bingo prize management; and

(c) Distribution of necessary gambling equipment and supplies.

(2) Distributors must receive a linked bingo prize provider license before providing gambling equipment and supplies to play linked bingo games.

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INDIVIDUAL LICENSESLicensing Charitable or Nonprofit Gambling Managers
NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-235   Applying for charitable or nonprofit gambling manager license.   You must apply for a charitable or nonprofit gambling manager license if you are an employee or member of a charitable or nonprofit organization who:

(1) Will have control to a material degree over a Class D and above bingo license; or

(2) Will have control to a material degree over a Class C and above punch boards and pull-tabs license; or

(3) Will be the supervisor of gambling managers who manage a Class D and above bingo license or Class C and above punch boards and pull-tabs license; or

(4) Will be assigned the highest level of authority by the officers or governing board of directors to manage the day-to-day affairs of the organization and is responsible for safeguarding assets purchased with gambling funds and/or managing the disbursement of gambling funds when the organization:

(a) Is licensed to receive more than three hundred thousand dollars in gross gambling receipts; or

(b) Has established a trust and/or endowment fund to which gambling receipts in excess of one hundred thousand dollars have been contributed; or

(5) Will be the supervisor of the operation of progressive jackpot pull-tab games.

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WAC 230-03-240   Working before receiving a charitable or nonprofit gambling manager license.   (1) You may begin performing the duties of a charitable or nonprofit gambling manager only after you have submitted a completed application and fees for licensing.

(2) If you meet any of the conditions of RCW 9.46.158, you must not perform any of the duties of a charitable or nonprofit gambling manager until you receive a license from us.

(3) If you elect to perform any of the duties of a charitable or nonprofit gambling manager before licensing, we will keep your entire application fee regardless of the outcome of your application.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-245   Licensing period for charitable or nonprofit gambling manager.   The charitable and nonprofit gambling manager license is valid for no more than one year beginning on the date we received your application and fees.

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LICENSING COMMERCIAL GAMBLING MANAGERS
NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-250   Applying for a commercial gambling manager license.   You must have a commercial gambling manager license if you supervise the operation of progressive jackpot pull-tab games. We do not require owners, partners, major officers, or owners of a substantial interest of a corporation to have commercial gambling manager licenses.

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WAC 230-03-255   Working before receiving a commercial gambling manager license.   (1) You may begin performing the duties of a commercial gambling manager only after you have submitted a completed application and fees for licensing.

(2) If you meet any of the conditions of RCW 9.46.158, you must not perform any of the duties of a commercial gambling manager until you receive a license from us.

(3) If you elect to perform any of the duties of a commercial gambling manager before licensing, we will keep your entire application fee, regardless of the outcome of your application.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-260   Licensing period for commercial gambling manager.   The commercial gambling manager license is valid for no more than one year beginning on the date we received your application and fees.

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LICENSING CARD ROOM EMPLOYEES
NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-265   Applying for a card room employee license.   You must apply for a card room employee license if you will be involved in the operation of a:

(1) Class E card room; or

(2) Class F card room; or

(3) House-banked card room; and

(4) You perform any of the following functions:

(a) Collecting fees; or

(b) Dealing; or

(c) Supervising any card game or other card room employee, such as acting as a pit boss, floor person, or section supervisor; or

(d) Selling or redeeming chips; or

(e) Performing cashier or cage duties such as counting and handling chips or cash, completing credit slips, fill slips, or inventory slips, or accounting for other card room receipts in the cage; or

(f) Observing dealers and card games to detect cheating or control functions; or

(g) Controlling card room funds including keys to secure locations; or

(h) Taking part in the operation of a card game.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-270   Working as a card room employee before receiving a license.   (1) If you have applied for a card room employee license, you may perform card room duties before receiving the license if you have waited at least ten days from the date we received your application and fees.

(2) We may waive the ten-day waiting period if:

(a) Your employer can demonstrate an urgent and unexpected need for you as an employee; and

(b) Your employer's business would close or the control structure of the activity would be weakened if we failed to grant such waiver; and

(c) Your employer could not control the circumstances causing the need for a waiver; and

(d) You pay the fee for the waiver.

(3) If you meet any of the conditions of RCW 9.46.158, you must not perform the duties of a card room employee until you receive a license.

(4) If you choose to perform the duties of a card room employee before receiving your license, we will keep the entire application fee regardless of the outcome of your application.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-275   Licensing period for card room employee.   The card room employee license is valid for no more than one year beginning on the date we receive your application and fees.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-280   Substantial interest holders not required to be licensed as card room employees.   If you are a substantial interest holder in a business licensed to operate a public card room or a spouse of the same, you do not have to have an additional license to perform card room employee duties connected with that card room.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-285   Class III gaming employee working as card room employee.   A certified Class III gaming employee must submit an add/transfer application and pay a fee before beginning work for a public card room.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-290   Card room employees working for additional employer or changing employer.   A card room employee must submit an add/transfer application and pay a fee before beginning work for an additional public card room or changing public card room employers.

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REPRESENTATIVE LICENSING
NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-300   Applying for a manufacturer's representative license.   You must apply for a manufacturer's representative license if you are employed by a licensed manufacturer to sell, promote, or provide that manufacturer's gambling equipment, or supplies, or you supervise those who do.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-305   Applying for a distributor's representative license.   You must apply for a distributor's representative license if you are employed by a licensed distributor to sell, promote, or provide that distributor's gambling equipment, or supplies, or you supervise those who do.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-310   Applying for a gambling service supplier's representative license.   You must apply for a gambling service supplier's representative license if you are employed by a licensed gambling service supplier to provide gambling-related services, or you supervise those who do.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-315   Applying for a linked bingo prize provider representative license.   You must apply for a linked bingo prize provider representative license if you are employed by a linked bingo prize provider in any of the provider's activities in connection with the management of a linked bingo prize game or distribution of supplies for those games.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-320   Substantial interest holders not required to be licensed as representatives.   If you are a substantial interest holder in a business licensed to operate a manufacturer, distributor, gambling service supplier, or linked bingo prize provider or a spouse of the same, you do not have to have an additional license to perform representative duties connected with that licensed business.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-325   Office, clerical, or warehouse workers not required to be licensed as representatives.   If you are an office, clerical, or warehouse worker and have contact with customers or potential customers only by telephone at your employer's business premises and work under the immediate and direct supervision of a substantial interest holder or a licensed manager or supervisor, you do not have to have a representative license.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-330   Representing only one employer at a time.   (1) If you are a licensed representative or applying for a representative license, you must represent only one licensed manufacturer, distributor, gambling service supplier, or linked bingo prize provider at a time.

(2) If the owner you work for owns more than one licensed business, you may represent the owner in all those licensed businesses without applying for another representative license.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-335   Representatives must not work before receiving a license.   If you are applying for a license as a representative for a manufacturer, distributor, gambling services supplier, or linked bingo prize provider, you must not work until you receive a license from us.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-03-340   Gambling service supplier representative must report conflicts of interest.   If a licensed gambling service supplier representative has a substantial interest in a licensed manufacturer or distributor, they must inform us, the punch board, pull-tab, or bingo operators to whom they provide services, and the affected licensed manufacturer or distributor of the substantial interest and their intention to act as a gambling service supplier representative.

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OTS-8543.3

Chapter 230-05 WAC

FEES


NEW SECTION
WAC 230-05-001   Prorating or refunding of fees.   (1) We may prorate license fees when we adjust expiration dates to schedule our workload.

(2) We may adjust expiration dates to end on the same day for organizations licensed for more than one activity. Whenever we adjust license expiration dates under this provision, we may prorate the required fees.

(3) We will not prorate or refund fees when:

(a) You discontinue your gambling activities; or

(b) You voluntarily surrender your license or permit; or

(c) We suspend or revoke your license.

(4) We keep a portion of your application fees whether we deny or administratively close your application or you withdraw it.

(5) If you are a licensee, you may apply for a partial refund of your license fee if your annual gross gambling receipts are less than the minimum for your license class. We will refund the difference between the fees you paid and the fees for the license class level you actually met. You must request the refund within twelve months.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-05-005   Fees for review of gambling equipment, supplies, services, or games.   You must apply to us if you want to submit gambling equipment, supplies, services, or games for our review. You must pay the application deposit before we perform the review. You must also reimburse us for any additional costs of the review.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-05-010   Returned checks.   (1) If your bank returns your check for license fees to us for any reason, you must:

(a) Pay us in full, by certified check, money order, or cash, within five days of notification; and

(b) Pay an additional processing charge of thirty dollars.

(2) If you fail to pay within five days of notification:

(a) We will administratively close your application; or

(b) Your license expires and all gambling activity must stop.

(3) If we administratively close your application or your license expires, you must give us a new application with fees paid by certified check, money order, or cash in order to be considered for a license.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-05-015   Two-part payment plan for license fees.   (1) If you are renewing an annual license or applying for an additional license, you may pay the license fee in two payments if:

(a) You elect to participate; and

(b) The license fee is at least eight hundred dollars; and

(c) You pay an administrative processing fee as set out in WAC 230-05-020 or 230-05-030, plus one-half of the annual license fee at the time of application or renewal.

(2) We issue licenses under the two-part payment plan with an expiration date of not more than one year and a second-half payment due date.

(a) If we receive your second-half payment on or before the due date, the license will remain in effect until the expiration date.

(b) If you fail to submit the second-half payment on or before the due date, the license expires and gambling activities must stop.

(3) Your gross gambling receipts during the first-half payment period must not exceed fifty percent of the authorized class limitation for annual gross gambling receipts. Licensees whose gross gambling receipts exceed fifty percent of the authorized level must apply for a license at the appropriate license class and pay the full upgrade fee, plus an administrative processing fee, as set out in WAC 230-05-020 and 230-05-030.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-05-020   Charitable or nonprofit organization fees.   Bona fide charitable and nonprofit organizations must pay the following fees to us when applying for gambling licenses, permits, miscellaneous changes, or inspection services:


1. Amusement games


License Annual Gross Gambling Receipts Fee
Class A Premises only $54
Class B Up to $10,000 $54
Class C Up to $25,000 $294
Class D Up to $50,000 $472
Class E Over $50,000 $822

2. Bingo


License Annual Gross Gambling Receipts Fee One Time Variance*
Class A Up to $25,000 $54 $1,000
Class B Up to $75,000 $171 $1,000
Class C Up to $150,000 $350 $2,000
Class D Up to $350,000 $944 $4,000
Class E Up to $650,000 $1,590 $8,000
Class F Up to $1,500,000 $3,196 $15,000
Class G Up to $2,000,000 $4,612 $23,000
Class H Up to $3,000,000 $6,162 $30,000
Class I Up to $4,000,000 $7,700 $38,000
Class J Up to $5,000,000 $9,238 $45,000
Class K Up to $6,000,000 $10,364 $53,000
Class L Up to $7,000,000 $11,846 $60,000
Class M Up to $8,000,000 $13,330 $65,000
Class N Up to $9,000,000 $14,500 $70,000
Class O Up to $10,000,000 $16,000 $75,000
Class P Up to $11,000,000 $17,500 $80,000
Class Q Up to $12,000,000 $21,000 $85,000
Class R Up to $13,000,000 $24,000 $90,000
Class S Up to $14,000,000 $27,000 $95,000
*See chapter 230-06 WAC, Exceeding license class.

3. Card games


License Description Fee
Class A Nonhouse-banked - fee to play $589
Class B Limited card games - hearts, rummy, pitch, pinochle, and cribbage - fee to play $171
Class C Tournament only - no more than thirty consecutive days per tournament $54
Class D Nonhouse-banked - no fee to play $54

4. Fund-raising event


License Description Fee
Class A One event - not more than 24 consecutive hours
First time applicant $350
Previously licensed applicant $206
Class B One event - not more than 72 consecutive hours
First time applicant $589
Previously licensed applicant $361
Class C Additional participant in joint event - not lead organization $171
Class D Limited fund-raising event - one event - not more than six consecutive hours
First time applicant $154
Previously licensed applicant $103
Class E Fund-raising event equipment distributor - rents or leases equipment no more than ten times per year $233
Class F Fund-raising event equipment distributor - rents or leases equipment more than ten times per year $589

5. Punch boards/pull-tabs


License Annual Gross Gambling Receipts Fee One Time Variance*
Class A Up to $50,000 $561 $5,000
Class B Up to $100,000 $1,002 $5,000
Class C Up to $200,000 $1,892 $10,000
Class D Up to $300,000 $2,750 $10,000
Class E Up to $400,000 $3,552 $10,000
Class F Up to $500,000 $4,288 $10,000
Class G Up to $600,000 $4,970 $10,000
Class H Up to $700,000 $5,594 $10,000
Class I Up to $800,000 $6,162 $10,000
Class J Up to $1,000,000 $6,986 $20,000
Class K Up to $1,250,000 $7,756 $25,000
Class L Up to $1,500,000 $8,470 $25,000
Class M Up to $1,750,000 $9,038 $25,000
Class N Up to $2,000,000 $9,594 $25,000
Class O Up to $2,500,000 $10,542 $30,000
Class P Up to $3,000,000 $11,200 $35,000
Class Q Up to $4,000,000 $13,200 $40,000
Class R Up to $5,000,000 $15,000 $50,000
Class S Up to $6,000,000 $17,000 $60,000
Class T Up to $7,000,000 $19,000 $70,000
Class U Up to $8,000,000 $21,000 $80,000
Class V Over $8,000,000 $23,000 $80,000
*See chapter 230-06 WAC, Exceeding license class.

6. Raffles


License Annual Gross Gambling Receipts Fee
Class A Up to $5,000 $54
Class B Up to $10,000 $171
Class C Up to $25,000 $350
Class D Up to $50,000 $589
Class E Up to $75,000 $944
Class F Over $75,000 $1,414

7. Combination license


License Description Fee
Class A Allows gross gambling receipts of up to $25,000 from bingo, $7,500 from raffles, and $7,500 from amusement games, not to exceed $30,000 combined gross gambling receipts from all such activities. Allows Class D card games. $106
Class B Allows gross gambling receipts of up to $60,000 from bingo, $15,000 from raffles, and $15,000 from amusement games, not to exceed $75,000 combined gross gambling receipts from all such activities. Allows Class D card games. $276
Class C Allows gross gambling receipts of up to $125,000 from bingo, $30,000 from raffles, and $30,000 from amusement games, not to exceed $150,000 combined gross gambling receipts from all such activities. Allows Class D card games. $639

8. Special property bingo


Once annually $26

9. Permits


Recreational gaming activity $54

10. Changes


Type Fee
Name $26
Location $26
Fund-raising event date or time $26
License class $26
Duplicate license $26

11. Other fees


Type Fee
Replacement identification stamps $26
Failing to apply for license class upgrade Up to fifty percent of the difference between our fees for the licensee's present license class and the new license class or one thousand dollars, whichever is less, plus $26
Review, inspection and/or evaluation of equipment, paraphernalia, services, or schemes Deposit and fees as required

12. Two part payment plan participation


Annual participation $26

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-05-025   Commercial stimulant fees.   All commercial stimulant license applicants must pay the following fees to us when applying for gambling licenses:


1. Card games - Nonhouse-banked


License Description Fee
Class B Up to five tables of limited card games - hearts, rummy, pitch, pinochle, and/or cribbage - fee to play $175
Class C Tournament only, no more than thirty consecutive days per tournament
C-5 Up to five tables $175
C-10 Up to ten tables $318
C-15 Up to fifteen tables $529
Class D Up to five tables - no fee to play $55
Class E Fee to play
E-1 One table only $422
E-2 Up to two tables $727
E-3 Up to three tables $1,210
E-4 Up to four tables $2,426
E-5 Up to five tables $3,650
Additional tables Per table - up to a maximum of fifteen $1,060
Class F Endorsement/upgrade of Class E includes permission to use alternative fee collections and use of player-supported jackpots $1,590

2. Card games - House-banked


All tables within a card room operating any house-banked card game must be licensed under this license class.


License Fee
Annual $6,368
Additional fee per table - up to fifteen tables $1,590

3. Punch boards and pull-tabs


License Annual Gross Gambling Receipts Fee One Time Variance*
Class A Up to $50,000 $577 $5,000
Class B Up to $100,000 $1,030 $5,000
Class C Up to $200,000 $1,942 $10,000
Class D Up to $300,000 $2,826 $10,000
Class E Up to $400,000 $3,650 $10,000
Class F Up to $500,000 $4,408 $10,000
Class G Up to $600,000 $5,108 $10,000
Class H Up to $700,000 $5,748 $10,000
Class I Up to $800,000 $6,332 $10,000
Class J Up to $1,000,000 $7,180 $20,000
Class K Up to $1,250,000 $7,970 $25,000
Class L Up to $1,500,000 $8,704 $25,000
Class M Up to $1,750,000 $9,310 $25,000
Class N Up to $2,000,000 $9,862 $25,000
Class O Up to $2,500,000 $10,836 $30,000
Class P Up to $3,000,000 $11,200 $35,000
Class Q Up to $4,000,000 $13,200 $40,000
Class R Up to $5,000,000 $15,000 $50,000
Class S Up to $6,000,000 $17,000 $60,000
Class T Up to $7,000,000 $19,000 $70,000
Class U Up to $8,000,000 $21,000 $80,000
Class V Over $8,000,000 $23,000 $80,000
*See chapter 230-06 WAC, Exceeding license class.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-05-030   Fees for other businesses.   All other business license applicants must pay the following fees to us when applying for gambling licenses, miscellaneous changes, or inspection services:


1. Commercial amusement games


License Annual Gross Gambling Receipts Fee
Class A Premises only *$301/$137
Class B Up to $50,000 $422
Class C Up to $100,000 $1,086
Class D Up to $250,000 $2,426
Class E Up to $500,000 $4,256
Class F Up to $1,000,000 $7,306
Class G Over $1,000,000 $9,140
*We reduce the license fee by $164 when you apply for additional licenses at the same business premises, apply for multiple licenses at the same business premises, or a licensee is renewing an annual license.

2. Distributor


License Annual Gross Sales Fee
Class A Nonpunch board/pull-tab only $605
Class B Up to $250,000 $1,210
Class C Up to $500,000 $1,818
Class D Up to $1,000,000 $2,426
Class E Up to $2,500,000 $3,160
Class F Over $2,500,000 $3,890

3. Fund-raising event equipment distributor


License Description Fee
Class A Rents or leases equipment for fund-raising event or recreational gaming activity up to 10 times per year. $239
Class B Rents or leases equipment for fund-raising event or recreational gaming activity more than 10 times per year. $603

4. Gambling service supplier


License Fee
Annual $630
Financing, consulting, and management contract review $136

5. Linked bingo prize provider


License Fee
Annual $4,048

6. Manufacturer


License Annual Gross Sales Fee
Class A Pull-tab dispensing devices only $605
Class B Up to $250,000 $1,210
Class C Up to $500,000 $1,818
Class D Up to $1,000,000 $2,426
Class E Up to $2,500,000 $3,160
Class F Over $2,500,000 $3,890

7. Permits


Type Description Fee
Agricultural fair One location and event only $26
Agricultural fair annual permit Annual permit for specified different events and locations $175
Recreational gaming activity $55
Manufacturer's special sales permit $211
Punch board and pull-tab service business permit Initial application fee $217
Punch board and pull-tab service business permit Renewal $53

8. Changes


Application Description Fee
Name $26
Location $26
Business classification Same owners $55
Exceeding license class New class fee, less previous fee paid, plus $26
Duplicate license $26
Corporate stock/limited liability company shares/units $55
License transfers $55

9. Other fees


Type Fee
Defective punch board/pull-tab cost recovery fees Up to $100
Failing to apply for license class upgrade Up to fifty percent of the difference between our fees for the licensee's present license class and the new license class or one thousand dollars, whichever is less, plus $26
Review of gambling equipment, supplies, services, or games Cost reimbursement

10. Identification stamps


Type Fee
(a) Punch boards and pull-tabs
(i) Standard Wagers fifty cents and below $.27
Wagers over fifty cents $1.05
(ii) Progressive jackpot pull-tab series Per series $10.60
(iii) Pull-tab series with carry-over jackpots Per series $1.05
(b) Pull-tab dispensing devices
(i) Mechanical and electro-mechanical $.27
(ii) Electronic Dispensing devices that require initial and ongoing evaluation of electronic components or functions, such as reading encoded data on pull-tabs, accounting for income or prizes $106.17 annually
Replacement of identification stamps $26
(c) Disposable bingo cards
(i) Single game sets of individual cards or sheets of cards $.27
(ii) Multigame card packets $1.16
(iii) Cards used to play for linked bingo prizes Fee per 250 cards $.42
(iv) Cards used to play for linked bingo prizes Fee per 5,000 cards $8.49
(d) Coin or token-activated amusement games
Annually - operated at any Class A amusement game license location $26.53
(e) Electronic bingo card daubers
Annual $10.60
(f) Electronic card facsimile table
Annual $361.51

11. Two-part payment plan participation


Annual participation $26

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NEW SECTION
WAC 230-05-035   Individuals license fees.   Individuals must pay the following fees to us when they apply for gambling licenses, permits, miscellaneous changes:


1. Charitable or nonprofit gambling manager


License Fee
Original $171
Renewal $82
Change of employer $82

2. Linked bingo prize provider representative


License Fee
Original $239
Renewal $146

3. Commercial gambling manager


License Fee
Original $175
Renewal $84
Change of employer $84

4. Distributor's or gambling services supplier's representative


License Fee
Original $239
Renewal $146

5. Manufacturer's representative


License Fee
Original $239
Renewal $146

6. Public card room employee


License Fee
Class A - Performs card room employee duties in a Class E card room
Original $175
Renewal $84
Class B - Performs card room employee duties in enhanced and house-banked card rooms
Original, in-state $237
Original, out-of-state $295
Renewal $146
Transfer/additional employee/conversion/emergency waiver request $57

7. Other fees


Change of name $26
Duplicate license $26

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office