(1) No one may add pull-tabs to a series after the manufacturer has shipped that series.
(2) Pull-tab operators must:
(a) Thoroughly mix all pull-tabs in a series before placing them in a dispenser or clear container and offering them for sale. Operators may assemble pull-tabs into bundles with a sales price of up to twenty dollars as long as they thoroughly mix the bundles before they sell them; and
(b) Sell all pull-tabs from a dispenser we approved or a clear container. Pull-tabs sold from a container must be visible to players so players are able to estimate the number of chances remaining in the series; and
(c) Put out the entire pull-tab series for play. If using a spindle series, licensees may set the spindle on a nearby surface, for example, on the counter; and
(d) Not put a new pull-tab series in a dispenser or a clear container until they completely play out or permanently remove from play the series currently in the dispenser or container. If using a multiple-series dispenser, operators must offer each series independently.
(3) Once put out for play, operators must not remove pull-tabs from the dispenser or container until they are:
(a) Sold; or
(b) Permanently removed from play; or
(c) Removed by us or other law enforcement agencies inspecting the dispenser; or
(d) Temporarily removed during necessary repair or maintenance; or
(e) Removed to be held permanently for a player.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070
. WSR 07-17-058 (Order 614), § 230-14-055, filed 8/10/07, effective 1/1/08.]