WSR 07-03-082

PERMANENT RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Order 606 -- Filed January 18, 2007, 11:12 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 (rules simplification project). We anticipate the project will be completed by January 1, 2008. The rules manual is being broken into sections and rewritten a section at a time. Rules relating to licensing fees were rewritten and adopted last year. After these rules were adopted, license fees were increased approximately 3%, effective June 30, 2007. These amendments update licensing rules rewritten under the rules simplification project, which will not become effective until January 1, 2008.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-05-020, 230-05-025, 230-05-030, and 230-05-035.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-22-047 on October 27, 2006.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 4, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 4, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 12, 2007.

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

OTS-9264.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 457, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08)

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)) 55
Class B Up to $10,000 $((54)) 55
Class C Up to $25,000 $((294)) 303
Class D Up to $50,000 $((472)) 487
Class E Over $50,000 $((822)) 848

2. Bingo


License Annual Gross Gambling Receipts Fee One Time Variance*
Class A Up to $25,000 $((54))

55

$1,000
Class B Up to $75,000 $((171))

176

$1,000
Class C Up to $150,000 $((350))

361

$2,000
Class D Up to $350,000 $((944))

974

$4,000
Class E Up to $650,000 $((1,590))

1,642

$8,000
Class F Up to $1,500,000 $((3,196))

3,304

$15,000
Class G Up to $2,000,000 $((4,612))

4,766

$23,000
Class H Up to $3,000,000 $((6,162))

6,370

$30,000
Class I Up to $4,000,000 $((7,700))

7,960

$38,000
Class J Up to $5,000,000 $((9,238))

9,550

$45,000
Class K Up to $6,000,000 $((10,364)) 10,714 $53,000
Class L Up to $7,000,000 $((11,846)) 12,246 $60,000
Class M Up to $8,000,000 $((13,330)) 13,780 $65,000
Class N Up to $9,000,000 $((14,500)) 14,990 $70,000
Class O Up to $10,000,000 $((16,000)) 16,540 $75,000
Class P Up to $11,000,000 $((17,500)) 18,090 $80,000
Class Q Up to $12,000,000 $((21,000)) 21,708 $85,000
Class R Up to $13,000,000 $((24,000)) 24,810 $90,000
Class S Up to $14,000,000 $((27,000)) 27,912 $95,000
*See chapter 230-06 WAC, Exceeding license class.

3. Card games


License Description Fee
Class A Nonhouse-banked - fee to play $((589))

608

Class B Limited card games - hearts, rummy, pitch, pinochle, and cribbage - fee to play $((171))

176

Class C Tournament only - no more than thirty consecutive days per tournament $((54))

55

Class D Nonhouse-banked - no fee to play $((54))

55


4. Fund-raising event


License Description Fee
Class A One event - not more than 24 consecutive hours
First time applicant $((350))

361

Previously licensed applicant $((206))

212

Class B One event - not more than 72 consecutive hours
First time applicant $((589))

608

Previously licensed applicant $((361))

373

Class C Additional participant in joint event - not lead organization $((171))

176

Class D Limited fund-raising event - one event - not more than six consecutive hours
First time applicant $((154))

159

Previously licensed applicant $((103))

106

Class E Fund-raising event equipment distributor - rents or leases equipment no more than ten times per year $((233))

240

Class F Fund-raising event equipment distributor - rents or leases equipment more than ten times per year $((589))

608


5. Punch boards/pull-tabs


License Annual Gross Gambling Receipts Fee One Time Variance*
Class A Up to $50,000 $((561))

579

$5,000
Class B Up to $100,000 $((1,002))

1,034

$5,000
Class C Up to $200,000 $((1,892))

1,954

$10,000
Class D Up to $300,000 $((2,750))

2,842

$10,000
Class E Up to $400,000 $((3,552))

3,672

$10,000
Class F Up to $500,000 $((4,288))

4,432

$10,000
Class G Up to $600,000 $((4,970))

5,136

$10,000
Class H Up to $700,000 $((5,594))

5,782

$10,000
Class I Up to $800,000 $((6,162))

6,370

$10,000
Class J Up to $1,000,000 $((6,986))

7,222

$20,000
Class K Up to $1,250,000 $((7,756))

8,018

$25,000
Class L Up to $1,500,000 $((8,470))

8,756

$25,000
Class M Up to $1,750,000 $((9,038))

9,364

$25,000
Class N Up to $2,000,000 $((9,594))

9,918

$25,000
Class O Up to $2,500,000 $((10,542)) 10,898 $30,000
Class P Up to $3,000,000 $((11,200)) 11,578 $35,000
Class Q Up to $4,000,000 $((13,200)) 13,646 $40,000
Class R Up to $5,000,000 $((15,000)) 15,506 $50,000
Class S Up to $6,000,000 $((17,000)) 17,574 $60,000
Class T Up to $7,000,000 $((19,000)) 19,642 $70,000
Class U Up to $8,000,000 $((21,000)) 21,708 $80,000
Class V Over $8,000,000 $((23,000)) 23,776 $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))

55

Class B Up to $10,000 $((171))

176

Class C Up to $25,000 $((350))

361

Class D Up to $50,000 $((589))

608

Class E Up to $75,000 $((944))

974

Class F Over $75,000 $((1,414)) 1,460

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))

109

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))

285

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))

660


8. Special property bingo


Once annually $26

9. Permits


Recreational gaming activity $((54))

55


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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 06-07-157 (Order 457), 230-05-020, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 457, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08)

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)) 180
Class C Tournament only, no more than thirty consecutive days per tournament
C-5 Up to five tables $((175))

180

C-10 Up to ten tables $((318))

328

C-15 Up to fifteen tables $((529))

546

Class D Up to five tables - no fee to play $((55))

56

Class E Fee to play
E-1 One table only $((422))

436

E-2 Up to two tables $((727))

751

E-3 Up to three tables $((1,210))

1,250

E-4 Up to four tables $((2,426)) 2,506
E-5 Up to five tables $((3,650)) 3,772
Additional tables Per table - up to a maximum of fifteen $((1,060)) 1,092
Class F Endorsement/upgrade of Class E includes permission to use alternative fee collections and use of player-supported jackpots $((1,590)) 1,642

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))

6,582

Additional fee per table - up to fifteen tables $((1,590)) 1,642

3. Punch boards and pull-tabs


License Annual Gross Gambling Receipts Fee One Time Variance*
Class A Up to $50,000 $((577))

596

$5,000
Class B Up to $100,000 $((1,030))

1,064

$5,000
Class C Up to $200,000 $((1,942))

2,006

$10,000
Class D Up to $300,000 $((2,826))

2,920

$10,000
Class E Up to $400,000 $((3,650))

3,772

$10,000
Class F Up to $500,000 $((4,408))

4,556

$10,000
Class G Up to $600,000 $((5,108))

5,280

$10,000
Class H Up to $700,000 $((5,748))

5,942

$10,000
Class I Up to $800,000 $((6,332))

6,546

$10,000
Class J Up to $1,000,000 $((7,180))

7,422

$20,000
Class K Up to $1,250,000 $((7,970))

8,238

$25,000
Class L Up to $1,500,000 $((8,704))

8,998

$25,000
Class M Up to $1,750,000 $((9,310))

9,624

$25,000
Class N Up to $2,000,000 $((9,862))

10,194

$25,000
Class O Up to $2,500,000 $((10,836))

11,202

$30,000
Class P Up to $3,000,000 $((11,200)) 11,578 $35,000
Class Q Up to $4,000,000 $((13,200)) 13,646 $40,000
Class R Up to $5,000,000 $((15,000)) 15,506 $50,000
Class S Up to $6,000,000 $((17,000)) 17,574 $60,000
Class T Up to $7,000,000 $((19,000)) 19,642 $70,000
Class U Up to $8,000,000 $((21,000)) 21,708 $80,000
Class V Over $8,000,000 $((23,000)) 23,776 $80,000
*See chapter 230-06 WAC, Exceeding license class.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 06-07-157 (Order 457), 230-05-025, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 457, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08)

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)) 310/$143
Class B Up to $50,000 $((422)) 436
Class C Up to $100,000 $((1,086)) 1,122
Class D Up to $250,000 $((2,426)) 2,506
Class E Up to $500,000 $((4,256)) 4,398
Class F Up to $1,000,000 $((7,306)) 7,552
Class G Over $1,000,000 $((9,140)) 9,448
*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))

625

Class B Up to $250,000 $((1,210))

1,250

Class C Up to $500,000 $((1,818)) 1,878
Class D Up to $1,000,000 $((2,426)) 2,506
Class E Up to $2,500,000 $((3,160)) 3,266
Class F Over $2,500,000 $((3,890)) 4,020

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))

247

Class B Rents or leases equipment for fund-raising event or recreational gaming activity more than 10 times per year. $((603))

625


4. Gambling service supplier


License Fee
Annual $((630))

651

Financing, consulting, and management contract review $136

5. Linked bingo prize provider


License Fee
Annual $((4,048)) 4,184

6. Manufacturer


License Annual Gross Sales Fee
Class A Pull-tab dispensing devices only $((605))

625

Class B Up to $250,000 $((1,210))

1,250

Class C Up to $500,000 $((1,818))

1,878

Class D Up to $1,000,000 $((2,426))

2,506

Class E Up to $2,500,000 $((3,160))

3,266

Class F Over $2,500,000 $((3,890))

4,020


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))

180

Recreational gaming activity $((55))

56

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))

56

Exceeding license class New class fee, less previous fee paid, plus $26
Duplicate license $26
Corporate stock/limited liability company shares/units $((55))

56

License transfers $((55))

56


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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 06-07-157 (Order 457), 230-05-030, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 600, filed 6/19/06, effective 1/1/08)

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)) 176
Renewal $((82)) 84
Change of employer $((82)) 84

2. Linked bingo prize provider representative


License Fee
Original $((239)) 247
Renewal $((146)) 150

3. Commercial gambling manager


License Fee
Original $((175)) 180
Renewal $((84)) 86
Change of employer $((84)) 86

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


License Fee
Original $((239)) 247
Renewal $((146)) 150

5. Manufacturer's representative


License Fee
Original $((239)) 247
Renewal $((146)) 150

6. Public card room employee


License Fee
Class A - Performs card room employee duties in a Class E card room
Original $((175)) 180
Renewal $((84)) 86
Class B - Performs card room employee duties in enhanced and house-banked card rooms
Original, in-state $((237)) 245
Original, out-of-state $((295)) 304
Renewal $((146)) 150
Transfer/additional employee/conversion/emergency waiver request $((57)) 58

7. Other fees


Change of name $26
Duplicate license $26

8. Military personnel returning from service


If a license expires while an individual is on active military service, the individual may apply to have their license reissued at the renewal fee. The application must be received within six months after completing their active military service. The applicant must provide evidence of the completion date of active military service.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 06-13-069 (Order 600), 230-05-035, filed 6/19/06, effective 1/1/08; 06-07-157 (Order 457), 230-05-035, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]

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