WSR 03-01-031

PERMANENT RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Order 417 -- Filed December 6, 2002, 2:34 p.m. , effective June 30, 2003 ]

Date of Adoption: November 15, 2002.

Purpose: Staff have determined that a fee increase of approximately 3.29% is needed to cover budget requirements. This increase is in accordance with the limitations set forth in Initiative 601. Furthermore, as a result of the bingo bill, which allows bingo operators to increase operation from three days a week to seven days a week and to share a facility, we anticipate that charitable licensees will have increased gross receipts. Therefore, the license classes for bingo and punch boards/pull-tabs were expanded to support the higher gross receipts.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-04-202, 230-04-203, 230-04-204, and 230-08-017.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-17-032 on August 13, 2002.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 4, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 4, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 4, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: June 30, 2003.

December 4, 2002

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

OTS-5786.5


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-23-056, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02)

WAC 230-04-202   Fees--Bona fide charitable/nonprofit organizations.   Bona fide charitable and nonprofit organizations shall submit the following fees to the commission when applying for gambling licenses, permits, miscellaneous changes, inspection services, or when assessed the cost of special investigation procedures by the commission:


LICENSE TYPE DEFINITION FEE
1. AMUSEMENT GAMES (Fee based on annual gross gambling receipts)
* Class A Premises only $ ((53))

54

Class B Up to $ 10,000 $ ((53))

54

Class C Up to $ 25,000 $ ((285))

294

Class D Up to $ 50,000 $ ((457))

472

Class E Over $ 50,000 $ ((797))

822


* Allows a charitable or nonprofit organization to enter into a contract with Class "B" or above commercial amusement game licensee to locate and operate amusement games on their premises.
2. BINGO GROUP
(Fee based on annual gross

gambling receipts)

VARIANCE *
Class A Up to $ ((15,000)) 25,000 $ 1,000 $ ((53))

54

Class B Up to $ ((50,000)) 75,000 $ 1,000 $ ((166))

171

Class C Up to $ ((100,000)) 150,000 $ 2,000 $ ((339))

350

Class D Up to $ ((250,000)) 350,000 $ 4,000 $ ((915))

944

Class E Up to $ ((500,000)) 650,000 $ 8,000 $ ((1,541))

1,590

Class F Up to $ ((1,000,000)) 1,500,000 $ 15,000 $ ((3,095))

3,196

Class G Up to $ ((1,500,000)) 2,000,000 $ 23,000 $ ((4,467))

4,612

Class H Up to $ ((2,000,000)) 3,000,000 $ 30,000 $ ((5,967))

6,162

Class I Up to $ ((2,500,000)) 4,000,000 $ 38,000 $ ((7,455))

7,700

Class J Up to $ ((3,000,000)) 5,000,000 $ 45,000 $ ((8,945))

9,238

Class K Up to $ ((3,500,000)) 6,000,000 $ 53,000 $ ((10,034))

10,364

Class L Up to $ ((4,000,000)) 7,000,000 $ 60,000 $ ((11,470))

11,846

((Class M

and above

Over $ 4,000,000 Not

applicable

12,906))
Class M Up to $ 8,000,000 $ 65,000 $ 13,330
Class N Up to $ 9,000,000 $ 70,000 $ 14,500
Class O Up to $ 10,000,000 $ 75,000 $ 16,000
Class P Up to $ 11,000,000 $ 80,000 $ 17,500
Class Q Up to $ 12,000,000 $ 85,000 $ 21,000
Class R Up to $ 13,000,000 $ 90,000 $ 24,000
Class S Up to $ 14,000,000 $ 95,000 $ 27,000
* A licensee will be allowed a one-time variance for each license class without having to upgrade or pay the penalties set forth in WAC 230-04-260: Provided, That a licensee utilizing the variance shall be required to upgrade to the higher license class upon renewal.
3. CARD GAMES
Class A General (Fee to play charged) $ ((571))

589

Class B Limited card games - hearts, rummy, pitch, pinochle, and cribbage (Fee to play charged) $ ((166))

171

Class C Tournament only - no more than ten consecutive days per tournament

$ ((53))

54

Class D General (No fee to play charged) $ ((53))

54

4. FUND-RAISING EVENT
Class A One event - not more than 24 consecutive hours $ ((339))

350

First time applicant
*Previously licensed applicant $ ((200))

206

Class B One event - not more than 72 consecutive hours $ ((571))

589

First time applicant
*Previously licensed applicant $ ((350))

361

Class C Additional participant in joint event (not lead organization) $ ((166)) 171
Class D Limited fund-raising event (one event - not more than six consecutive hours)
First time applicant $ ((150))

154

**Previously licensed applicant $ ((100))

103

Class E Fund-Raising Event Equipment Distributor - rents or leases, equipment for fund-raising event or recreational gaming activity for no more than ten times per year*** $ ((226))

233

Class F Fund-Raising Event Equipment Distributor - rents or leases equipment for fund-raising event or recreational gaming activity more than ten times per year.

$ ((571))

589

* Provides for a reduced fee when charitable and nonprofit organizations apply for an additional Class A or Class B fund-raising event.
** Provides for a fee reduction when charitable and nonprofit organizations apply for an additional Class D limited fund-raising event.
*** Charitable and nonprofit organizations licensed to conduct fund-raising events may rent their equipment up to four occasions during the term of the license without getting licensed as a distributor.
5. PUNCH BOARDS/PULL-TABS
(Fee based on annual gross

gambling receipts)

VARIANCE*
Class A Up to $ 50,000 $ 5,000 $ ((544))

561

Class B Up to $ 100,000 $ 5,000 $ ((971))

1,002

Class C Up to $ 200,000 $ 10,000 $ ((1,832))

1,892

Class D Up to $ 300,000 $ 10,000 $ ((2,663))

2,750

Class E Up to $ 400,000 $ 10,000 $ ((3,440))

3,552

Class F Up to $ 500,000 $ 10,000 $ ((4,153))

4,288

Class G Up to $ 600,000 $ 10,000 $ ((4,812)) 4,970
Class H Up to $ 700,000 $ 10,000 $ ((5,416))

5,594

Class I Up to $ 800,000 $ 10,000 $ ((5,967))

6,162

Class J Up to $ 1,000,000 $ 20,000 $ ((6,765))

6,986

Class K Up to $ 1,250,000 $ 25,000 $ ((7,509))

7,756

Class L Up to $ 1,500,000 $ 25,000 $ ((8,201))

8,470

Class M .Up to $ 1,750,000 $ 25,000 $ ((8,771))

9,058

Class N Up to $ 2,000,000 $ 25,000 $ ((9,290))

9,594

((Class O Over $ 2,000,000 Non-applicable $ 10,208))
Class O Up to $ 2,500,000 $ 30,000 $ 10,542
Class P Up to $ 3,000,000 $ 35,000 $ 11,200
Class Q Up to $ 4,000,000 $ 40,000 $ 13,200
Class R Up to $ 5,000,000 $ 50,000 $ 15,000
Class S Up to $ 6,000,000 $ 60,000 $ 17,000
Class T Up to $ 7,000,000 $ 70,000 $ 19,000
Class U Up to $ 8,000,000 $ 80,000 $ 21,000
Class V Over $ 8,000,000 $ 80,000 $ 23,000

* A licensee will be allowed a one-time variance for each license class without having to upgrade or pay the penalties set forth in WAC 230-04-260: Provided, That a licensee utilizing the variance shall be required to upgrade to the higher license class upon renewal.
6. RAFFLES (Fee based on annual gross

gambling receipts)

Class A Up to $ 5,000 $ ((53))

54

Class B Up to $ 10,000 $ ((166))

171

Class C Up to $ 25,000 $ ((339))

350

Class D Up to $ 50,000 $ ((571))

589

Class E Up to $ 75,000 $ ((915))

944

Class F Over $ 75,000 $ ((1,370))

1,414

7. COMBINATION LICENSE
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 general card games where no fee to play is charged. $ ((103))

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 general card games where no fee to play is charged.

$ ((268))

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 general card games where no fee to play is charged. $ ((619))

639

8. SEPARATE PREMISES
BINGO Per occasion

(see WAC 230-04-300)

$ 26
9. PERMITS
AGRICULTURAL

FAIR-BINGO

(See WAC 230-04-191) $ 26
RECREATIONAL

GAMING ACTIVITY

(RGA)

(See WAC 230-25-330

and 230-02-505)

$ ((53))

54

10. CHANGES
NAME (See WAC 230-04-310) $ 26
LOCATION (See WAC 230-04-320) $ 26
FRE (Date or time)

(See WAC 230-04-325)

$ 26
LICENSE CLASS (See WAC 230-04-260) $ 26
DUPLICATE

LICENSE

(See WAC 230-04-290) $ 26
11. SPECIAL FEES
INVESTIGATION (See WAC 230-04-240) As required
REPLACEMENT IDENTI-

FICATION STAMPS

(See WAC 230-08-017) $ 26
EXCEEDING LICENSE (See WAC 230-04-260) As required
CLASS
REVIEW, As required
INSPECTION AND/OR

EVALUATION OF EQUI-

PMENT, PARAPHERNALIA,

SERVICES, OR SCHEMES

(See WAC 230-12-315)
12. SIX-MONTH PAYMENT PLAN (See WAC 230-04-190) $ 26

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 01-23-056, 230-04-202, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02; 01-05-019 (Order 399), 230-04-202, filed 2/9/01, effective 3/12/01; 99-24-099 (Order 377), 230-04-202, filed 11/30/99, effective 12/31/99; 98-21-010 (Order 366), 230-04-202, filed 10/9/98, effective 11/9/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070(5). 97-23-053, 230-04-202, filed 11/17/97, effective 6/30/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 (5), (6), (11), (14). 97-14-012, 230-04-202, filed 6/20/97, effective 7/21/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.116. 96-24-007 (Order 304), 230-04-202, filed 11/21/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 95-02-003 and 94-23-093 (Order 260), 230-04-202, filed 12/22/94 and 11/17/94, effective 1/22/95 and 1/1/95.]

OTS-5802.7


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-23-056, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02)

WAC 230-04-203   Fees -- Commercial stimulant and other business organizations.   All persons seeking to operate gambling activities shall submit the following fees to the commission when applying for gambling licenses, permits, miscellaneous changes, inspection services, or when assessed the cost of special investigation procedures by the commission:


LICENSE TYPE DEFINITION FEE
1. CARD GAMES
Class B Up to five tables of limited card games - hearts, rummy, pitch, pinochle, and/or cribbage (Fee to play charged) $ ((170))

175

Class C Tournament only, no more than ten consecutive days per tournament.

C-5 Up to five tables $ ((170))

175

C-10 Up to ten tables $ ((308))

318

C-15 Up to fifteen tables $ ((513))

529

Class D General - Up to five tables (No fee to play charged) $ ((54))

55

Class E *General (Fee to play charged)
E-1 One table only $ ((409))

422

E-2 Up to two tables $ ((704))

727

E-3 Up to three tables $ ((1,172))

1,210

E-4 Up to four tables $ ((2,350))

2,426

E-5 Up to five tables $ ((3,534))

3,650

Additional tables up to a maximum of fifteen may be authorized for an additional per table fee of $ ((1,027)) 1,060.
*In addition to the above initial license fee, the commission will assess all applicants/licensees the actual costs that exceed the license fee for conducting the initial investigation and inspection, any follow-up reviews or investigations involved in the approval of activities and schemes.
Class F Enhanced card room activities endorsement - Includes alternative fee collections (per hand; pot rake) and use of player-supported jackpot schemes.
Annual license fee $ ((1,540))

1,590

2. CARD GAMES - HOUSE-BANKED
All tables within a card room operating any house-banked card game shall be licensed under this license class.
*Annual license fee $ ((6,166))

6,368

Per table fee (up to fifteen tables) $ ((1,540))

1,590

*In addition to the above initial license fee, the commission will assess all applicants the actual costs that exceed the license fee for conducting the initial license investigation and premises inspection. Any post licensing follow-up reviews, inspections, internal control evaluations or subsequent phases of operation shall also be charged actual costs. Licensees will be evaluated and charged for these additional authorizations/phases on an individual case by case basis.
3. COMMERCIAL

AMUSEMENT

GAMES

(Fee based on annual gross

gambling receipts)

* Class A Premises only ** $ ((292/$ 133)) 301/$137
Class B Up to $ 50,000 $ ((409))

422

Class C Up to $ 100,000 $ ((1,052))

1,086

Class D Up to $ 250,000 $ ((2,350))

2,426

Class E Up to $ 500,000 $ ((4,122))

4,256

Class F Up to $ 1,000,000 $ ((7,074))

7,306

Class G Over $ 1,000,000 $ ((8,850))

9,140

* Allows a business that is qualified under WAC 230-04-138 (1)(f), (g), (h), (i), or (j) to enter into a contract with a class "B" or above commercial amusement game licensee to locate and operate amusement games upon their premises.
** Provides for a fee reduction of $ ((159)) 164 when: Renewing an annual license; applying for an additional license(s) at the same premises; and/or applying for multiple licenses at the same premises.
4. PUNCH BOARDS/

PULL-TABS

(Fee based on annual gross

gambling receipts)

VARIANCE*
Class A Up to $ 50,000 $ 5,000 $ ((559))

577

Class B Up to $ 100,000 $ 5,000 $ ((98))

1,030

Class C Up to $ 200,000 $ 10,000 $ ((1,882))

1,942

Class D Up to $ 300,000 $ 10,000 $ ((2,736))

2,826

Class E Up to $ 400,000 $ 10,000 $ ((3,534))

3,650

Class F Up to $ 500,000 $ 10,000 $ ((4,268))

4,408

Class G Up to $ 600,000 $ 10,000 $ ((4,946))

5,108

Class H Up to $ 700,000 $ 10,000 $ ((5,566))

5,748

Class I Up to $ 800,000 $ 10,000 $ ((6,132))

6,332

Class J Up to $ 1,000,000 $ 20,000 $ ((6,952))

7,180

Class K Up to $ 1,250,000 $ 25,000 $ ((7,718))

7,970

Class L Up to $ 1,500,000 $ 25,000 $ ((8,428))

8,704

Class M Up to $ 1,750,000 $ 25,000 $ ((9,014))

9,310

Class N Up to $ 2,000,000 $ 25,000 $ ((9,548))

9,862

((Class O Over $ 2,000,000 Nonapplicable $10,492))
Class O Up to $ 2,500,000 $ 30,000 $10,836
Class P Up to $ 3,000,000 $ 35,000 $11,200
Class Q Up to $ 4,000,000 $ 40,000 $13,200
Class R Up to $ 5,000,000 $ 50,000 $15,000
Class S Up to $ 6,000,000 $ 60,000 $17,000
Class T Up to $ 7,000,000 $ 70,000 $19,000
Class U Up to $ 8,000,000 $ 80,000 $21,000
Class V Over $ 8,000,000 $ 80,000 $23,000
* A licensee will be allowed a one-time variance for each license class without having to upgrade or pay the penalties set forth in WAC 230-04-260: Provided, That a licensee utilizing the variance shall be required to upgrade to the higher license class upon renewal.
5. PUNCH BOARD AND PULL-TAB SERVICE BUSINESS
(See WAC 230-04-133) *Initial application fee $ ((211))

217

Additional associate $ ((132))

136

Renewal $ ((52))

53

*Includes up to two associates.
6. DISTRIBUTOR (Fee based on annual gross sales of gambling related supplies and equipment)
(a) Class A Nonpunch board/pull-tab only $ ((586))

605

Class B Up to $ 250,000 $ ((1,172))

1,210

Class C Up to $ 500,000 $ ((1,762))

1,818

Class D Up to $ 1,000,000 $ ((2,350))

2,426

Class E Up to $ 2,500,000 $ ((3,060))

3,160

Class F Over $ 2,500,000 $ ((3,768))

3,890

In addition to the annual fee, the commission will assess all applicants the actual costs incurred in conducting the investigation and inspection necessary for initial certification.
(b) FUND-RAISING

EVENT EQUIPMENT

DISTRIBUTOR

Class A Rents or leases equipment for fund-raising event or recreational gaming activity up to 10 times per year. $ ((232))

239

Class B Rents or leases equipment for fund-raising event or recreational gaming activity more than 10 times per year. $ ((586))

605

7. GAMBLING SERVICE SUPPLIER
(See WAC 230-04-119) $ ((610))

630

In addition to the annual fee, the commission will assess all applicants the actual costs incurred in conducting the investigation and inspection necessary for initial certification.
((An annual)) A fee of $ ((129)) 136 shall be charged for each new contract initiated by the gambling service supplier.
8. LINKED BINGO PRIZE PROVIDER
(See WAC 230-04-126) $ ((3,920))

4,048

9. MANUFACTURER (Fee based on annual gross sales of gambling related supplies and equipment)
Class A Pull-tab dispensing devices only $ ((586))

605

Class B Up to $ 250,000 $ ((1,172))

1,210

Class C Up to $ 500,000 $ ((1,762))

1,818

Class D Up to $ 1,000,000 $ ((2,350))

2,426

Class E Up to $ 2,500,000 $ ((3,060))

3,160

Class F Over $ 2,500,000 $ ((3,768))

3,890

In addition to the annual fee, the commission will assess all applicants the actual costs incurred in conducting the investigation and inspection necessary for initial certification, quality control inspection for additional activities or product lines, compliance suitability evaluations, and renewal of licenses when travel cost is incurred to complete the investigation.
10. PERMITS
AGRICULTURAL FAIR/

SPECIAL PROPERTY

BINGO

Class A One location and event only (See WAC 230-04-191) $ 26
Class B Annual permit for specified different events and locations (See WAC 230-04-193)

$ ((170))

175

RECREATIONAL

GAMING ACTIVITY

(RGA)

(See WAC 230-02-505

and 230-25-330)

$ ((54))

55

MANUFACTURER'S SPECIAL SALES PERMIT (See WAC 230-04-115) *$ ((205)) 211
*The two hundred ((five)) eleven dollar fee is nonrefundable, whether the sales permit is approved or not. In addition, an applicant may be assessed additional fees incurred to process and determine suitability.
11. CHANGES
NAME (See WAC 230-04-310) $ 26
LOCATION (See WAC 230-04-320) $ 26
BUSINESS (Same owners) $ ((54))

55

CLASSIFICATION (See WAC 230-04-340)
LICENSE CLASS (See WAC 230-04-260) New class fee, less previous fee paid, plus

$ 26

DUPLICATE LICENSE (See WAC 230-04-290) $ 26
CORPORATE STOCK/LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY SHARES/UNITS (See WAC 230-04-360) $ ((54))

55

LICENSE TRANSFERS (See WAC 230-04-125 and 230-04-340) $ ((54))

55

12. SPECIAL FEES
INVESTIGATION (See WAC 230-04-240) As required
IDENTIFICATION AND

INSPECTION

SERVICES STAMPS

(See WAC 230-08-017) As required
QUALITY CONTROL

INSPECTION FEES

(See WAC 230-30-030) As required
REPLACEMENT OF

IDENTIFICATION

STAMPS

(See WAC 230-30-017)

$ 26

EXCEEDING LICENSE

CLASS

(See WAC 230-04-260) As required
REVIEW, INSPECTION

AND/OR EVALUATION

OF EQUIPMENT, PARA-

PHERNALIA, SERVICES,

OR SCHEMES

(See WAC 230-12-315) As required
SPECIAL SALES

PERMITS

(See WAC 230-04-115) As required
ELECTRONIC CARD

FACSIMILE TABLE

IDENTIFICATION

(See WAC 230-08-017) *$ ((350))

361.51

STAMP

*Annually, for each separate table
13. SIX-MONTH

PAYMENT PLAN

(See WAC 230-04-190) $ 26

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 01-23-056, 230-04-203, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02; 01-05-019 (Order 399), 230-04-203, filed 2/9/01, effective 3/12/01; 00-15-039 (Order 385), 230-04-203, filed 7/14/00, effective 1/1/01; 99-24-099 (Order 377), 230-04-203, filed 11/30/99, effective 12/31/99; 98-21-010 (Order 366), 230-04-203, filed 10/9/98, effective 11/9/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070(5). 97-23-053, 230-04-203, filed 11/17/97, effective 6/30/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 (5), (6), (11), (14). 97-14-012, 230-04-203, filed 6/20/97, effective 7/21/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.116. 96-24-007 (Order 304), 230-04-203, filed 11/21/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 95-12-052, 230-04-203, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95; 95-02-003 and 94-23-007, 230-04-203, filed 12/22/94 and 11/3/94, effective 1/22/95 and 1/1/95.]

OTS-5870.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-23-056, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02)

WAC 230-04-204   Fees -- Individuals.   Individuals shall submit the following fees to the commission when applying for gambling licenses, permits, miscellaneous changes, or when assessed the cost of special investigation procedures by the commission:


LICENSE TYPE DEFINITION FEE
1. CHARITABLE OR NONPROFIT GAMBLING MANAGER Original $ ((166))

171

Renewal $ ((80))

82

Change of Employer $ ((80))

82

2. LINKED BINGO PRIZE PROVIDER REPRESENTATIVE Original $ ((232))

239

Renewal $ ((142))

146

3. COMMERCIAL GAMBLING MANAGER Original $ ((170))

175

Renewal $ ((82))

84

Change of Employer $ ((82))

84

4. DISTRIBUTOR'S OR GAMBLING SERVICES SUPPLIER REPRESENTATIVE Original $ ((232))

239

Renewal $ ((142))

146

5. MANUFACTURER'S REPRESENTATIVE Original $ ((232))

239

Renewal $ ((142))

146

6. PUBLIC CARD ROOM EMPLOYEE ((CLASS A - Performs duties as defined in WAC 230-02-415 in a class E card room.))
CLASS A - Performs duties as defined in WAC 230-02-415 in a class E card room.
Original $ ((170))

175

Renewal $ ((82))

84

CLASS B - Performs duties as defined in WAC 230-02-415 in enhanced and house-banked card rooms.
Original, in-state $ ((230))

237

Original, out-of-state $ ((26))

295

Renewal $ ((142))

146

Transfer/Additional

Employee/Conversion/

Emergency Waiver Request

$ ((56))

57

7. OTHER FEES
CHANGE OF NAME (See WAC 230-04-310) $ 26
DUPLICATE LICENSE (See WAC 230-04-290) $ 26
OUT-OF-STATE RECORDS INQUIRY (See WAC 230-04-240) As required

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 01-23-056, 230-04-204, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02; 01-05-019 (Order 399), 230-04-204, filed 2/9/01, effective 3/12/01; 99-24-099 (Order 377), 230-04-204, filed 11/30/99, effective 12/31/99; 98-21-010 (Order 366), 230-04-204, filed 10/9/98, effective 11/9/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070(5). 97-23-053, 230-04-204, filed 11/17/97, effective 6/30/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.116. 96-24-007 (Order 304), 230-04-204, filed 11/21/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 96-09-070, 230-04-204, filed 4/16/96, effective 7/1/96; 94-23-007, 230-04-204, filed 11/3/94, effective 1/1/95.]

OTS-5871.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-23-056, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02)

WAC 230-08-017   Control of gambling equipment -- Use of identification and inspection services stamps.   To ensure gambling equipment is used only as authorized, manufacturers, distributors, linked bingo prize providers, and operators shall maintain close control over all gambling equipment in their possession.


Documenting equipment transfers.


(1) Each licensee that transfers leases or provides gambling equipment shall document the transaction by completing an invoice or other written record setting forth the information required by WAC 230-08-040.


ID stamps to be affixed to equipment.


(2) Identification and inspection services stamps obtained from the commission shall be used to identify gambling equipment and shall be permanently and conspicuously affixed to all equipment and devices designated by the commission. Once attached, identification and inspection services stamps shall not be removed, disfigured, or otherwise tampered with by any person. These stamps shall be attached and controlled in the following manner:


Equipment/devices requiring ID stamps.


(3) Identification and inspection services stamps shall be attached to the following gambling equipment and devices:

(a) Punch boards and pull-tab series;

(b) Pull-tab dispensing devices;

(c) Disposable bingo cards;

(d) Coin or token-activated amusement games operated at any Class A amusement game license location;

(e) Electronic bingo card daubers;

(f) Electronic card facsimile table; and

(g) Other gambling equipment or devices, as determined by the director.


Purchasing and affixing ID stamps.


(4) Identification and inspection services stamps shall only be sold to and attached by licensed manufacturers or commission staff: Provided, That a licensed owner of controlled gambling equipment may purchase and attach stamps as outlined in subsections (10) and (11) of this section;


Fees for ID stamps.


(5) The fee charged for identification and inspection services stamps shall be set by the commission at a level sufficient to fund regulation and control of gambling equipment. Fees shall be as set out below:

(((a) Punch boards and pull-tabs:

(i) Standard - wagers fifty cents and below - twenty-seven cents;

(ii) Standard - wagers over fifty cents - one dollar and two cents;

(iii) Progressive jackpot pull-tab series - ten dollars and twenty-seven cents per series;

(iv) Pull-tab series with carry-over jackpots - one dollar and two cents;

(b) Pull-tab dispensing devices:

(i) Mechanical and electro-mechanical - twenty-seven cents:

(ii) Electronic - pull-tab 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, and other functions determined by the director - one hundred two dollars and seventy-nine cents annually.

(c) Disposable bingo cards:

(i) Sets of individual cards or sheets of cards - twenty-seven cents;

(ii) Collations of cards - one dollar and thirteen cents;

(iii) Cards used to play for linked bingo prizes - forty-one cents per two hundred fifty cards.

(d) Coin or token-activated amusement games operated at any Class A amusement game license location - twenty-five dollars and sixty-nine cents annually;

(e) Electronic bingo card daubers - ten dollars and twenty-seven cents annually;

(f) Electronic card facsimile table - three hundred fifty dollars annually for each table;

(g) Other equipment or devices - the actual cost of inspection or approval, as determined by the director.))

Equipment Type Definition Fee
(a) Punch boards and pull-tabs
(i) Standard Wagers fifty cents and below $.27
(ii) Standard Wagers over fifty cents $1.05
(iii) Progressive jackpot pull-tab series Per series $10.60
(iv) 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, and other functions determined by the director $106.17
(c) Disposable bingo cards
(i) Sets of individual cards or sheets of cards $.27
(ii) Collations of cards $1.16
(iii) Cards used to play for linked bingo prizes Fee is per 250 cards

Fee is per 5000 cards

$.42

$8.49

(d) Coin or token-activated amusement games
Operated at any Class A amusement game license location $26.53
(e) Electronic bingo card daubers $10.60
(f) Electronic card facsimile table $361.51
(g) Other equipment or devices The actual cost of inspection or approval, as determined by the director

ID stamps valid for one year - exception.


(6) Devices that require identification and inspection services stamps to be installed annually shall have such stamps attached prior to placing any device into play and, on or before December 31 of the year preceding operation for each subsequent year.


Affixing stamps - shipping and packaging.


(7) Identification stamps shall only be affixed to gambling equipment or devices in such a manner as to assure reasonable inspection without obstruction. If equipment is enclosed or packaged within protective materials, the stamps shall be readily visible for inspection without removal of any portion of the protective packaging: Provided, That when more than one device is packed in a shipping carton, this requirement shall not apply if the identification and inspection services stamp numbers of all devices contained in the carton are printed or otherwise noted on the outside of the carton.


Location of ID stamps on equipment/devices.


(8) Stamps and records entry labels shall be affixed in the following manner:

(a) Punch boards - on the reverse side in an area that will not obstruct removal of punches: Provided, That if sufficient space is not available on the reverse side, the records entry labels may be wrapped around and/or partially attached to the edge of a punch board in a manner that will not obstruct display of prizes available or other information required by rules of the commission;

(b) Pull-tabs - on the face or reverse side of the flare. If placed on the face, then they must be in an area that will not obstruct prizes available or any other information required by rules of the commission;

(c) Pull-tab dispensing devices - on the outside of the main body, in an area that is not normally removed and replaced, and in a manner that will not obstruct the view of the pull-tabs available for play. The records entry labels shall not be affixed to dispensing devices and may be discarded;

(d) Disposable bingo cards - on the packing label attached to the outside of the shipping carton. Records entry labels shall be attached to the packing slip: Provided, That when a set or collation of cards is packed in more than one shipping carton, the stamp shall be attached to carton number one and the stamp number imprinted on all remaining shipping cartons; and

(e) Electronic facsimile card table - on the outside of the main body, in an area that is not normally removed and replaced, and in a manner that will not obstruct the view of the card facsimiles. The records entry labels shall not be affixed to table and may be discarded.


ID stamps shall only be affixed to approved devices.


(9) Identification and inspection services stamps shall not be attached to gambling equipment or devices that do not comply with rules of the commission. If a piece of equipment or a device requires specific commission approval, stamps shall not be affixed prior to such approval.


Licensed owners may purchase ID stamps.


(10) A licensed owner of gambling devices which require annual identifications and inspection services stamps may purchase such from the commission. The licensee shall submit the appropriate fee, along with a form provided by the commission, to obtain the stamps.


Replacing worn ID stamps on pull-tab dispensing devices.


(11) A licensed owner of pull-tab dispensing devices may obtain a commission identification and inspection services stamp to replace an identification stamp affixed to a pull-tab dispensing device that has become unidentifiable due to wear. The fee for replacement of the stamp shall be as required by WAC 230-04-202 and/or 230-04-203. The operator or distributor shall furnish the following information to the commission:

(a) A copy of the invoice from the operator, distributor or manufacturer for the purchase of the dispensing device in question; or

(b) A complete description of the pull-tab dispensing device, serial number, manufacturer, and the commission stamp number previously affixed to the device, if known.


Recordkeeping and replacing damaged stamps.


(12) Manufacturers shall maintain records that will allow accountability for all identification and inspection services stamps issued to them by the commission for at least three years after they are affixed to devices and sold. This accountability shall be by indefinite retention of unused or damaged stamps or by records as set out in WAC 230-08-025: Provided, That damaged stamps may be returned to the commission and will be replaced with serviceable stamps if they are accompanied by a detailed listing of the damaged stamps and a ten cent per stamp service charge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 01-23-056, 230-08-017, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02; 98-24-090 (Order 369), 230-08-017, filed 12/1/98, effective 1/1/99; 98-15-074 (Order 359), 230-08-017, filed 7/15/98, effective 1/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 (5), (6), (11), (14). 97-14-012, 230-08-017, filed 6/20/97, effective 7/21/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.116. 96-24-007 (Order 304), 230-08-017, filed 11/21/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 94-23-007, 230-08-017, filed 11/3/94, effective 1/1/95; 94-01-033, 230-08-017, filed 12/6/93, effective 1/6/94. Statutory Authority: Chapter 9.46 RCW. 91-21-053 (Order 228), 230-08-017, filed 10/15/91, effective 11/15/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 (4), (11) and (14). 89-24-002 (Order 201), 230-08-017, filed 11/27/89, effective 12/28/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 (8), (11) and (14). 88-13-060 (Order 179), 230-08-017, filed 6/14/88.]

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