[Filed July 15, 2019, 10:05 a.m., effective August 15, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Changes are being made to WAC 230-03-190 Applying for a distributor license and 230-03-210 Applying for a gambling service supplier license, so that licensed distributors can provide training and licensing assistance to punch board and/or pull-tab operators without having to also obtain a service supplier license, which under current rules, is prohibited. These changes came as a result of a licensee's petition asking for these changes.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: WAC 230-03-190 Applying for a distributor license and 230-03-210 Applying for a gambling service supplier license.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 19-12-031 on May 29, 2019.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: One change to WAC 230-03-210 (2)(g)(ii) was made to eliminate a redundancy in the rule by striking "for compensation" from (ii) as it is already included in (g) above.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: July 11, 2019.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 18-05-026, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18)
WAC 230-03-190Applying 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((.)); or
(5) Buy or lease a group 12 amusement game from another licensee and sell or lease the group 12 amusement game to an amusement game licensee; or
(6) Provide training to licensed and potential punch board/pull-tab operators for compensation; or
(7) Provide assistance to gambling license applicants or licensees seeking gambling license renewal for compensation.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-19-052, filed 9/14/10, effective 1/1/11)
WAC 230-03-210Applying 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 more than one licensee for purchases or leases of gambling equipment or financing for providing infrastructure or facilities, or equipment that supports gambling operations:
(i) Once you have financed more than one licensee, you must be a licensed gambling service supplier until all loans with licensees or previous licensees are paid((.)); or
(ii) Once you have been a licensed gambling service supplier, you must be licensed as a gambling service supplier again before financing purchases or leases for any licensee; or
(d) Acting as a lending agent, or loan servicer, or placement agent; or
(e) Providing the assembly of components for gambling equipment under a contract with a licensed manufacturer or entering into an ongoing financial arrangement for gambling related software with a licensed manufacturer; or
(f) Installing, integrating, maintaining, or servicing digital surveillance systems that allow direct access to the operating system; or
(g) Training individuals to conduct authorized gambling activities; or
(h) Providing any other service or activity where influence may be exerted over any gambling activity licensed by the commission; or
(i) Performing the testing and certification of tribal lottery systems in meeting requirements specified in the tribal-state compact; or
(j) Providing nonmanagement-related recordkeeping or storage services for punch board and pull-tab operators, when the combined total gross billings from such services exceed thirty thousand dollars during any permit period or license year.
(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 who only provides nonmanagement-related recordkeeping or storage services for punch board and pull-tab operators, when the combined total gross billings from such services do not exceed thirty thousand dollars during any permit period; or
(e) A person who provides names, images, artwork or associated copyrights, or trademarks, or patent use, or other features that do not affect the results or outcome of the game, for use in gambling equipment; or
(f) Regulated lending institutions; or
(g) A licensed distributor who provides any of the following services for compensation:
(i) Training to licensed and potential punch board/pull-tab operators; or
(ii) Providing assistance to gambling license applicants or licensees seeking gambling license renewal.