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Ownership changes—Prohibited.

All gambling licenses held by a business will become void when the following changes in ownership occur and a new license must be obtained before operating any gambling activities:
(1) A person or business becomes the owner of more than fifty percent of corporate stock or limited liability membership shares/units, when the person or business did not have at least the following substantial interest in the business immediately before the transaction:
(a) Ten or more percent ownership in a privately held corporation or limited liability company (LLC); or
(b) Five or more percent ownership in a publicly traded corporation or LLC; or
(2) The business is sold; or
(3) A sole proprietorship brings in a new person and forms a partnership, corporation or LLC; or
(4) A partnership adds another partner or changes partners; or
(5) A change in a person's ownership, together with ownership of any members of his or her immediate family, who are under the age of eighteen years of age, results in the person having more than fifty percent interest in the business when the person did not have at least the following substantial interest in the business:
(a) Ten or more percent ownership in a privately held corporation or LLC; or
(b) Five or more percent ownership in a publicly traded corporation or LLC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 08-03-062 (Order 623), § 230-06-108, filed 1/14/08, effective 2/14/08.]
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