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PDFWAC 230-16-110

Duplicate bingo cards.

(1) We prohibit duplicate cards within a specific product line. Manufacturers must:
(a) Imprint each card in a specific product line with a unique set of numbers and unique configurations of numbers; and
(b) Ensure that there are no duplicate cards in a set or collation sold to distributors or operators.
(2) Manufacturers may collate duplicate cards into packets if they:
(a) Locate the duplicates at different page levels in the packets; and
(b) Indicate to the buyer that they intend those cards for use only during separate games within a session, including "on-the-way" games.
(3) If manufacturers discover duplicate cards, or we or another licensee notify them of duplicate cards, they must immediately:
(a) Stop marketing the product line containing duplicate cards; and
(b) Recall all sets and collations of packets or books containing duplicate cards at the same page level; and
(c) Take steps to correct manufacturing or collating processes to ensure they do not sell duplicate cards to operators, and inform us in writing about the steps taken; and
(4) When we validate claims, manufacturers must reimburse:
(a) Operators who submit claims for prizes paid because of duplicate cards; and
(b) Us for all of our costs incurred investigating duplicate card complaints.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 07-19-069 (Order 615), ยง 230-16-110, filed 9/17/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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