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PDFWAC 230-16-005

Transporting, displaying, and selling gambling equipment at trade shows.

(1) "Trade show" when used in this section means an exhibition where licensed manufacturers and distributors promote their products and services to operators of authorized gambling activities in Washington; the exhibition is not open to the public; and it is of limited duration.
(2) "Gambling equipment" as used in this section has the same meaning as in WAC 230-03-200.
(3) "Demonstration mode" when used in this section means when gambling equipment cannot be used for actual wagering and the equipment's coin or bill acceptor is removed or physically restricted from use.
(4) Licensed manufacturers and distributors may transport, display, and accept orders for the sale or lease of their products at trade shows only under the following conditions:
(a) All products must be manufactured by a licensed manufacturer for: Activities authorized by state laws or tribal-state compacts, or is Class II gaming equipment as authorized by federal law for use on tribal lands; and
(b) All gambling equipment physically displayed must be in demonstration mode and either:
(i) Approved for sale or lease in the state; or
(ii) Not approved by us but is only used for authorized activities under state laws or tribal-state compacts, or is Class II gaming equipment as authorized by federal law for use on tribal lands, and is transported into the state no more than ten days before a trade show begins and is removed from the state within ten days following the last day of a trade show.
(c) Gambling equipment must have a sign posted in close proximity to the device that contains the phrase, "No one under 18 years of age is allowed to operate this machine."
(5) Licensed manufacturers and distributors must provide notification that they will be transporting, displaying, or accepting orders for gambling equipment on a form prescribed by the gambling commission at least ten days before a specified trade show.
(6) Gambling equipment at a trade show is subject to on-site inspection by the gambling commission.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 19-11-047, § 230-16-005, filed 5/10/19, effective 6/10/19; WSR 07-19-069 (Order 615), § 230-16-005, filed 9/17/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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