Chapter 230-05 WAC

Last Update: 5/10/18

FEES

WAC Sections

RULES FOR PERMITS OR LICENSE YEARS ENDING BEFORE JUNE 30, 2018
230-05-001Prorating or refunding of fees.
230-05-005Fees for review of gambling equipment, supplies, services, or games.
230-05-010Returned payments.
230-05-015Two-part payment plan for license fees.
230-05-016Exceeding license class.
230-05-017Failing to apply for license class upgrade.
230-05-018Partial refund of license fees if gambling receipts limit not met.
230-05-020Charitable or nonprofit organization fees.
230-05-025Commercial stimulant fees.
230-05-030Fees for other businesses.
230-05-035Individuals license fees.
RULES FOR PERMITS OR LICENSE YEARS ENDING ON OR AFTER JUNE 30, 2018
230-05-101Implementation of new permit and license fees.
230-05-102All licensed organizations report activity quarterly beginning with the July 1, 2018, through September 30, 2018, quarter.
230-05-104Defining "base license fee."
230-05-106Defining "maximum annual license fee."
230-05-108Defining "quarterly license fees."
230-05-110Defining "gross gambling receipts rate."
230-05-112Defining "gross gambling receipts."
230-05-114Defining "net win."
230-05-116Defining "quarterly license report."
230-05-120Paying annual license fee.
230-05-122Calculating quarterly license fees.
230-05-124Quarterly license fees and license reports.
230-05-125Report gross gambling receipts on the quarterly license report.
230-05-126Online filing and payments required with waivers available upon request for good cause.
230-05-128Renew your license in a timely manner.
230-05-132Late filing of quarterly license reports or late payment of quarterly license fees—Penalties.
230-05-134Amending quarterly license reports and changes to quarterly license fees paid.
230-05-136Prorating or refunding fees.
230-05-138Returned payments.
230-05-140Outstanding fees.
230-05-142Fees for review of gambling equipment, supplies, services, or games.
230-05-160Charitable or nonprofit organization fees.
230-05-165Commercial stimulant organization fees.
230-05-170Fees for other businesses.
230-05-175Individual license fees.


230-05-001
Prorating or refunding of fees.

(1) We may prorate organization license fees when we adjust expiration dates to schedule our workload.
(2) We may adjust expiration dates to end on the same day for organizations licensed for more than one activity. Whenever we adjust license expiration dates under this provision, we may prorate the required fees.
(3) We will not prorate or refund fees when:
(a) You discontinue your gambling activities; or
(b) You voluntarily surrender your license or permit; or
(c) We suspend or revoke your license.
(4) We keep a portion of your application or license fees for processing costs when:
(a) We deny or administratively close your application; or
(b) You withdraw your application; or
(c) You overpaid us; or
(d) We received duplicate license fees.
(5) If you are a commercial stimulant or a charitable or nonprofit licensee, you have one year from your license expiration to apply for a partial refund of your license fee if your annual gross gambling receipts are less than the minimum for your license class. After our approval, we refund you the difference between the fees you paid and the fees for the license class level you actually met less our processing costs.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 15-07-055 (Order 711), § 230-05-001, filed 3/13/15, effective 4/13/15; WSR 07-21-116 (Order 617), § 230-05-001, filed 10/22/07, effective 1/1/08; WSR 06-07-157 (Order 457), § 230-05-001, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]



230-05-005
Fees for review of gambling equipment, supplies, services, or games.

You must apply to us if you want to submit gambling equipment, supplies, services, or games for our review. You must pay the application deposit before we perform the review. You must also reimburse us for any additional costs of the review.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 06-07-157 (Order 457), § 230-05-005, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]



230-05-010
Returned payments.

(1) If your bank returns your payment for license fees to us for any reason, you must:
(a) Pay us in full, by certified check, money order, or cash, within five days of notification; and
(b) Reimburse our processing costs, which would include, but not be limited to, time spent notifying you and seeking payment.
(2) If you fail to pay within five days of notification:
(a) We will administratively close your application; or
(b) Your license expires and all gambling activity must stop.
(3) If we administratively close your application or your license expires, you must give us a new application with fees paid by certified check, money order, or cash in order to be considered for a license.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 15-07-055 (Order 711), § 230-05-010, filed 3/13/15, effective 4/13/15; WSR 06-07-157 (Order 457), § 230-05-010, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]



230-05-015
Two-part payment plan for license fees.

(1) If you are renewing an annual license or applying for an additional license, you may pay the license fee in two payments if:
(a) You elect to participate; and
(b) The license fee is at least eight hundred dollars; and
(c) You pay an administrative processing fee as set out in WAC 230-05-020 or 230-05-030, plus one-half of the annual license fee at the time of application or renewal.
(2) We issue licenses under the two-part payment plan with an expiration date of not more than one year and a second-half payment due date.
(a) If we receive your second-half payment on or before the due date, the license will remain in effect until the expiration date.
(b) If you do not submit the second-half payment on or before the due date, the license expires and gambling activities must stop. You must pay us the second-half payment regardless if you stop operating the gambling activity, close your business, surrender your license, or your license is revoked. If you do not pay the second-half payment, we may take action against other licenses you hold or refer the debt to collections, or both.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 13-19-051 (Order 691), § 230-05-015, filed 9/16/13, effective 10/17/13; WSR 06-07-157 (Order 457), § 230-05-015, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]



230-05-016
Exceeding license class.

(1) Licensees must not exceed the gross gambling receipts limits for their license class during any annual license period.
(2) Licensees must apply a projection of year-to-date receipts to the remaining period of their license and, if it indicates that it is reasonably likely that they may exceed their license, they must immediately:
(a) Apply for a license that authorizes the anticipated level of gross gambling receipts; and
(b) Submit the fee required for the new license, minus the amount originally submitted for the previous license, plus a change of classification fee.
(3) If we issue a license upgrade, it is valid only for the remainder of the original term of the license.
(4) Licensees may exceed license class limits once, by the amount shown in the fees table, without having to upgrade or pay the penalties as long as they upgrade to the higher license class the next time they renew their license.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-016, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-017
Failing to apply for license class upgrade.

(1) If licensees fail to apply for a license class upgrade and exceed the license class limit within a present or previous license year, we assess an additional fee. We charge an additional fee of up to fifty percent of the difference between the fee for the present license class and the new license class, or one thousand dollars, whichever is less.
(2) Licensees must pay any required license class upgrade fee, plus any additional fee required by subsection (1) of this section, within thirty days of our notification.
(3) Failure to pay the fees may result in an immediate summary suspension of all licenses.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-017, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-018
Partial refund of license fees if gambling receipts limit not met.

(1) Licensees may apply for a partial refund of their license fee when their annual gross gambling receipts are less than the minimum for the class of license we issued to them.
(2) Licensees may receive a refund for the difference between the fees actually paid and the fees that would normally apply to the level of gross gambling receipts actually received during the period less our processing costs.
(3) Licensees may make their request for refund after the end of any annual license period and before the end of the next annual license period.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-018, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-020
Charitable or nonprofit organization fees.

Bona fide charitable and nonprofit organizations must pay the following fees to us when applying for gambling licenses, permits, miscellaneous changes, or inspection services:
1. Amusement games
License
Annual Gross Gambling
Receipts
Fee
Class A
Premises only
$61
Class B
Up to $10,000
$61
Class C
Up to $25,000
$338
Class D
Up to $50,000
$544
Class E
Over $50,000
$948
2. Bingo
License
Annual Gross Gambling
Receipts
Fee
One Time Variance*
Class A
Up to $25,000
$61
$1,000
Class B
Up to $75,000
$196
$1,000
Class C
Up to $150,000
$403
$2,000
Class D
Up to $350,000
$1,088
$4,000
Class E
Up to $650,000
$1,836
$8,000
Class F
Up to $1,500,000
$3,696
$15,000
Class G
Up to $2,000,000
$5,330
$23,000
Class H
Up to $3,000,000
$7,126
$30,000
Class I
Up to $4,000,000
$8,904
$38,000
Class J
Up to $5,000,000
$10,684
$45,000
Class K
Up to $6,000,000
$11,984
$53,000
Class L
Up to $7,000,000
$13,698
$60,000
Class M
Up to $8,000,000
$15,416
$65,000
Class N
Up to $9,000,000
$16,768
$70,000
Class O
Up to $10,000,000
$18,502
$75,000
Class P
Up to $11,000,000
$20,236
$80,000
Class Q
Up to $12,000,000
$24,282
$85,000
Class R
Up to $13,000,000
$27,752
$90,000
Class S
Up to $14,000,000
$31,222
$95,000
*See chapter 230-06 WAC, Exceeding license class.
3. Card games
License
Description
Fee
Class A
Nonhouse-banked - fee to play
$679
Class B
Limited card games - hearts, rummy, pitch, pinochle, and cribbage - fee to play
$196
Class C
Tournament only - no more than thirty consecutive days per tournament
$61
Class D
Nonhouse-banked - no fee to play
$61
4. Fund-raising event
License
Description
Fee
Class A
One event - not more than 24 consecutive hours
 
First time applicant
$403
 
Previously licensed applicant
$236
Class B
One event - not more than 72 consecutive hours
 
First time applicant
$679
 
Previously licensed applicant
$417
Class C
Additional participant in joint event - not lead organization
$196
Class D
Limited fund-raising event - one event - not more than six consecutive hours
 
First time applicant
$177
 
Previously licensed applicant
$118
Class E
Fund-raising event equipment distributor - rents or leases equipment no more than ten times per year
$268
Class F
Fund-raising event equipment distributor - rents or leases equipment more than ten times per year
$679
5. Punch boards/pull-tabs
License
Annual Gross Gambling
Receipts
Fee
One Time Variance*
Class A
Up to $50,000
$648
$5,000
Class B
Up to $100,000
$1,156
$5,000
Class C
Up to $200,000
$2,186
$10,000
Class D
Up to $300,000
$3,178
$10,000
Class E
Up to $400,000
$4,106
$10,000
Class F
Up to $500,000
$4,958
$10,000
Class G
Up to $600,000
$5,746
$10,000
Class H
Up to $700,000
$6,466
$10,000
Class I
Up to $800,000
$7,126
$10,000
Class J
Up to $1,000,000
$8,078
$20,000
Class K
Up to $1,250,000
$8,968
$25,000
Class L
Up to $1,500,000
$9,794
$25,000
Class M
Up to $1,750,000
$10,474
$25,000
Class N
Up to $2,000,000
$11,094
$25,000
Class O
Up to $2,500,000
$12,190
$30,000
Class P
Up to $3,000,000
$12,952
$35,000
Class Q
Up to $4,000,000
$15,264
$40,000
Class R
Up to $5,000,000
$17,344
$50,000
Class S
Up to $6,000,000
$19,658
$60,000
Class T
Up to $7,000,000
$21,972
$70,000
Class U
Up to $8,000,000
$24,282
$80,000
Class V
Over $8,000,000
$26,596
$80,000
*See chapter 230-06 WAC, Exceeding license class.
6. Raffles
License
Annual Gross Gambling Receipts
Fee
Class A
Up to $5,000
 
$61
Class B
Up to $10,000
 
$196
Class C
Up to $25,000
 
$403
Class D
Up to $50,000
 
$679
Class E
Up to $75,000
 
$1,088
Class F
Over $75,000
 
$1,632
7. Enhanced raffles
License
Fee
Annual
$6,360
Additional fee per enhanced raffle
$8,268
8. Combination license
License
Description
Fee
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 Class D card games.
$122
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 Class D card games.
$318
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 Class D card games.
$738
9.Special property bingo
Once annually
$29
10. Permits
Recreational gaming activity
$61
11. Changes
Type
Fee
Name
$29
Location
$29
Fund-raising event date or time
$29
License class
$29
Duplicate license
$29
12. Other fees
Type
Fee
Replacement identification stamps
$29
Failing to apply for license class upgrade
Up to fifty percent of the difference between our fees for the licensee's present license class and the new license class or one thousand dollars, whichever is less, plus $28
Review, inspection and/or evaluation of equipment, paraphernalia, services, or schemes
Deposit and fees as required
13. Two-part payment plan participation
Annual participation
$29
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 14-19-123 (Order 704), § 230-05-020, filed 9/17/14, effective 11/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.0209. WSR 13-19-056 (Order 692), § 230-05-020, filed 9/16/13, effective 10/17/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 07-23-083 (Order 621), § 230-05-020, filed 11/20/07, effective 1/1/08; WSR 07-03-082 (Order 606), § 230-05-020, filed 1/18/07, effective 1/1/08; WSR 06-07-157 (Order 457), § 230-05-020, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]



230-05-025
Commercial stimulant fees.

All commercial stimulant license applicants must pay the following fees to us when applying for gambling licenses:
1. Card games - Nonhouse-banked
License
Description
Fee
Class B
Up to five tables of limited card games - hearts, rummy, pitch, pinochle, and/or cribbage - fee to play
$200
Class C
Tournament only, no more than thirty consecutive days per tournament
C-5
Up to five tables
$200
C-10
Up to ten tables
$367
C-15
Up to fifteen tables
$611
Class D
Up to five tables - no fee to play
$63
Class E
Fee to play
E-1
One table only
$488
E-2
Up to two tables
$840
E-3
Up to three tables
$1,398
E-4
Up to four tables
$2,804
E-5
Up to five tables
$4,220
Additional tables
Per table - up to a maximum of fifteen
$1,222
Class F
Endorsement/upgrade of Class E includes permission to use alternative fee collections and use of player-supported jackpots
$1,836
2. Card games - House-banked
All tables within a card room operating any house-banked card game must be licensed under this license class.
License
Fee
Annual
$7,362
Additional fee per table - up to fifteen tables
$1,836
3. Punch boards and pull-tabs
License
Annual Gross Gambling Receipts
Fee
One Time Variance*
Class A
Up to $50,000
$666
$5,000
Class B
Up to $100,000
$1,190
$5,000
Class C
Up to $200,000
$2,244
$10,000
Class D
Up to $300,000
$3,266
$10,000
Class E
Up to $400,000
$4,220
$10,000
Class F
Up to $500,000
$5,094
$10,000
Class G
Up to $600,000
$5,904
$10,000
Class H
Up to $700,000
$6,646
$10,000
Class I
Up to $800,000
$7,320
$10,000
Class J
Up to $1,000,000
$8,302
$20,000
Class K
Up to $1,250,000
$9,214
$25,000
Class L
Up to $1,500,000
$10,064
$25,000
Class M
Up to $1,750,000
$10,766
$25,000
Class N
Up to $2,000,000
$11,402
$25,000
Class O
Up to $2,500,000
$12,530
$30,000
Class P
Up to $3,000,000
$12,952
$35,000
Class Q
Up to $4,000,000
$15,264
$40,000
Class R
Up to $5,000,000
$17,344
$50,000
Class S
Up to $6,000,000
$19,658
$60,000
Class T
Up to $7,000,000
$21,972
$70,000
Class U
Up to $8,000,000
$24,282
$80,000
Class V
Over $8,000,000
$26,596
$80,000
*See chapter 230-06 WAC, Exceeding license class.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 14-19-123 (Order 704), § 230-05-025, filed 9/17/14, effective 11/1/14; WSR 07-23-083 (Order 621), § 230-05-025, filed 11/20/07, effective 1/1/08; WSR 07-03-082 (Order 606), § 230-05-025, filed 1/18/07, effective 1/1/08; WSR 06-07-157 (Order 457), § 230-05-025, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]



230-05-030
Fees for other businesses.

All other business license applicants must pay the following fees to us when applying for gambling licenses, miscellaneous changes, or inspection services:
1. Commercial amusement games
License
Annual Gross Gambling Receipts
Fee
Class A
Premises only
$347/$159
Class B
Up to $50,000
$488
Class C
Up to $100,000
$1,256
Class D
Up to $250,000
$2,804
Class E
Up to $500,000
$4,918
Class F
Up to $1,000,000
$8,446
Class G
Over $1,000,000
$10,568
*
We reduce the license fee by $177 when you apply for additional licenses at the same business premises, apply for multiple licenses at the same business premises, or a licensee is renewing an annual license.
2. Distributor
License
Annual Gross Sales
Fee
Class A
Nonpunch board/pull-tab only
$699
Class B
Up to $250,000
$1,398
Class C
Up to $500,000
$2,100
Class D
Up to $1,000,000
$2,804
Class E
Up to $2,500,000
$3,654
Class F
Over $2,500,000
$4,498
3. Fund-raising event equipment distributor
License
Description
Fee
Class A
Rents or leases equipment for fund-raising event or recreational gaming activity up to 10 times per year.
$276
Class B
Rents or leases equipment for fund-raising event or recreational gaming activity more than 10 times per year.
$699
4. Gambling service supplier
License
Fee
Annual
$728
Financing, consulting, and management contract review
$152
5. Linked bingo prize provider
License
Fee
Annual
$4,680
6. Call centers for enhanced raffles
License
Fee
Annual
$4,770
7. Manufacturer
License
Annual Gross Sales
Fee
Class A
Pull-tab dispensing devices only
$699
Class B
Up to $250,000
$1,398
Class C
Up to $500,000
$2,100
Class D
Up to $1,000,000
$2,804
Class E
Up to $2,500,000
$3,654
Class F
Over $2,500,000
$4,498
8. Permits
Type
Description
Fee
Agricultural fair
One location and event only
$29
Agricultural fair annual permit
Annual permit for specified different events and locations
$200
Recreational gaming activity
$63
Manufacturer's special sales permit
$224
Punch board and pull-tab service business permit
Initial application fee
$250
Punch board and pull-tab service business permit
Renewal
$59
9. Changes
Application
Description
Fee
Name
 
$29
Location
 
$29
Business classification
Same owners
$63
Exceeding license class
New class fee, less previous fee paid, plus
$29
Duplicate license
 
$29
Corporate stock/limited liability company shares/units
 
$63
License transfers
 
$63
10. Other fees
Type
Fee
Defective punch board/pull-tab cost recovery fees
Up to $106
Failing to apply for license class upgrade
Up to fifty percent of the difference between our fees for the licensee's present license class and the new license class or one thousand dollars, whichever is less, plus $29
Review of gambling equipment, supplies, services, games, or group 12 amusement games
Cost reimbursement
11. Identification stamps
Type
Fee
(a) Punch boards and pull-tabs
(i) Standard
Wagers fifty cents and below
$.30
 
Wagers over fifty cents
$1.18
(ii) Progressive jackpot pull-tab series
Per series
$11.86
(iii) Pull-tab series with carry-over jackpots and cumulative prize pool pull-tab series
Per series
$1.18
(b) Pull-tab dispensing devices
(i) Mechanical and electro-mechanical
 
$.30
(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
$118.76
annually
Replacement of identification stamps
 
$28
(c) Disposable bingo cards
(i) Single game sets of individual cards or sheets of cards
 
$.30
(ii) Multigame card packets
 
$1.29
(iii) Cards used to play for linked bingo prizes
Fee per 250 cards
$.47
(iv) Cards used to play for linked bingo prizes
Fee per 5,000 cards
$9.50
(d) Coin or token-activated amusement games
Annually - Operated at any Class A amusement game license location; group 1 through 11 games
$29.68
Annually for group 12 games
$250.00
(e) Electronic bingo card daubers
Annual
$11.86
(f) Electronic card facsimile table
Annual
$404.39
12. Two-part payment plan participation
Annual participation
$29
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070, 9.46.0201. WSR 16-08-033 (Order 718), § 230-05-030, filed 3/30/16, effective 4/30/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 14-19-123 (Order 704), § 230-05-030, filed 9/17/14, effective 11/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.0209. WSR 13-19-056 (Order 692), § 230-05-030, filed 9/16/13, effective 10/17/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 09-17-077 (Order 657), § 230-05-030, filed 8/14/09, effective 1/1/10; WSR 07-23-083 (Order 621), § 230-05-030, filed 11/20/07, effective 1/1/08; WSR 07-03-082 (Order 606), § 230-05-030, filed 1/18/07, effective 1/1/08; WSR 06-07-157 (Order 457), § 230-05-030, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]



230-05-035
Individuals license fees.

Individuals must pay the following fees to us when they apply for gambling licenses, permits, miscellaneous changes:
1. Charitable or nonprofit gambling manager
License
Fee
Original
$196
Renewal
$93
Change of employer
$93
2. Linked bingo prize provider representative
License
Fee
Original
$276
Renewal
$167
3. Commercial gambling manager
License
Fee
Original
$200
Renewal
$95
Change of employer
$95
4. Distributor's or gambling services supplier's representative
License
Fee
Original
$276
Renewal
$167
5. Representatives for manufacturers or call centers for enhanced raffles
License
Fee
Original
$276
Renewal
$167
6. Public card room employee
License
Fee
Class A - Performs card room employee duties in a Class E card room
Original
$200
Renewal
$95
Class B - Performs card room employee duties in enhanced and house-banked card rooms
Original, in-state
$273
Original, out-of-state
$339
Renewal
$167
Transfer/additional employee/conversion/emergency waiver request
$65
7. Other fees
Change of name
$29
Duplicate license
$29
8. Military personnel returning from service
If a license expires while an individual is on active military service, the individual may apply to have their license reissued at the renewal fee. The application must be received within six months after completing their active military service. The applicant must provide evidence of the completion date of active military service.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 14-19-123 (Order 704), § 230-05-035, filed 9/17/14, effective 11/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.0209. WSR 13-19-056 (Order 692), § 230-05-035, filed 9/16/13, effective 10/17/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 07-23-083 (Order 621), § 230-05-035, filed 11/20/07, effective 1/1/08; WSR 07-03-082 (Order 606), § 230-05-035, filed 1/18/07, effective 1/1/08; WSR 06-13-069 (Order 600), § 230-05-035, filed 6/19/06, effective 1/1/08; WSR 06-07-157 (Order 457), § 230-05-035, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]



230-05-101
Implementation of new permit and license fees.

WAC 230-05-102 through 230-05-175 apply to all:
(1) Permits or license years ending on or after June 30, 2018;
(2) Permits or licenses issued on or after July 1, 2018; and
(3) Other fees assessed in this chapter on or after July 1, 2018.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-101, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-102
All licensed organizations report activity quarterly beginning with the July 1, 2018, through September 30, 2018, quarter.

(1) Beginning July 1, 2018, all licensed organizations must submit activity reports quarterly, regardless of whether they previously submitted reports annually, quarterly, or semi-annually and regardless of when their permit or license year ends.
(2) This includes gambling service suppliers and any other licensed organizations that did not previously submit activity reports.
(3) Licensed organizations that report annually must submit an activity report from the beginning of their license year through June 30, 2018. These reports are due July 30, 2018.
Beginning July 1, 2018, licensed organizations that report annually will report quarterly as set forth in this section.
(4) The activity reports must be in the format we require and must:
Cover the period:
Be received by us no later than:
July 1 through September 30
October 30
October 1 through December 31
January 30
January 1 through March 31
April 30
April 1 through June 30
July 30
(5) All licensed organizations must submit quarterly license fees to us for each licensed gambling activity after the first quarter of their license year that begins on or after July 1, 2018, as set forth in WAC 230-05-124.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-08-056, § 230-05-102, filed 3/30/18, effective 7/1/18.]



230-05-104
Defining "base license fee."

(1) "Base license fee" is the fee you pay us when you:
(a) Apply for an organization license or permit; or
(b) Renew your organization's license or annual permit.
(2) "Base license fee" is the minimum annual license fee a licensed organization or permit holder will pay for operating an authorized activity.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-104, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-106
Defining "maximum annual license fee."

"Maximum annual license fee" is the most you will pay to operate an authorized activity for the license year, which includes the:
(1) Base license fee; and
(2) Quarterly license fees.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-106, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-108
Defining "quarterly license fees."

"Quarterly license fees" means the licensee's gross gambling receipts from the previous quarter multiplied by the gross gambling receipts rate.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-108, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-110
Defining "gross gambling receipts rate."

"Gross gambling receipts rate" is the rate listed in this chapter that licensees use to calculate their quarterly license fees.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-110, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-112
Defining "gross gambling receipts."

(1) "Gross gambling receipts" means the amount due to any operator of an authorized activity as described in subsection (5) of this section.
(2) The amounts must be stated in U.S. currency.
(3) The value must be before any deductions for prizes or other expenses, such as over/short.
(4) "Gross gambling receipts" does not include fees from players to enter player-supported jackpots. However, any portion of wagers deducted for any purpose other than increasing current prizes or repayment of amounts used to seed prizes are "gross gambling receipts."
(5) Gross gambling receipts for authorized activities:
Activity:
Gross gambling receipts include amounts due to any operator for:
(a) Punch board and pull-tab
Purchasing chances to play.
(b) Raffles and enhanced raffles
Purchasing chances to enter.
(c) Bingo
Fees or purchase of cards to participate.
(d) Amusement games
Amounts paid to play amusement games.
(e) Card games
• "Net win" from house-banked card games;
• Tournament entry fees;
• Administrative fees from player-supported jackpots;
• Fees to participate in nonhouse-banked card games.
(f) Manufacturers and distributors
(i) Fees from sales, rentals, leases, royalties, and service fees collected for the following gambling equipment in Washington to include, but not limited to:
• Punch boards and pull-tabs;
• Devices for dispensing pull-tabs;
• Electronic devices for conducting, facilitating or accounting for the results of gambling activities;
• Cards;
• Dice;
• Gambling chips;
• Cash exchange terminals;
• Progressive meters;
• Gambling software;
• License agreements;
• Card shuffling devices;
• Graphical game layouts for table games;
• Ace finders or no-peek devices;
• Roulette wheels;
• Keno equipment;
• Tables manufactured exclusively for gambling purposes;
• Bet totalizers;
• Electronic devices for reading or displaying outcomes of gambling activities;
• Tribal lottery systems and components thereof.
(ii) Fees from the service, repair and modification of gambling equipment in Washington to include, but not limited to:
• Charges for labor and parts for repairing gambling equipment;
• Service fees related to gambling operations;
• Training or set-up fees;
• Maintenance contract fees related to gambling equipment and operations.
(g) Gambling service suppliers
Fees from gambling-related services provided in or to be used in Washington to include, but not limited to:
• Consulting, advisory or management services related to gambling;
• Interest from financing the purchase or lease of gambling equipment, infrastructure or facilities or equipment that supports gambling operations;
• Acting as a lending agent, loan services or placement agent;
• Assembly of components for gambling equipment to be used under a contract with a licensed manufacturer;
• Ongoing financial arrangements for gambling related software with a licensed manufacturer;
• Installing, integrating, maintaining, or servicing digital surveillance systems that allow direct access to the operating system;
• Training individuals to conduct authorized gambling activities;
• Performing testing and certification of tribal lottery systems in meeting requirements specified in the tribal-state compacts;
• Providing nonmanagement related recordkeeping or storage services for punch board and pull-tab operators;
• Ownership of proprietary games or equipment.
(h) Punch board/pull-tab service businesses
Providing nonmanagement related recordkeeping or storage services for punch board and pull-tab operators.
(i) Fund-raising event distributors
Fees from contracts to organize and conduct recreational gaming activities.
(j) Fund-raising events and agricultural fairs
Fees received from the operation of bingo, amusement games, raffles, lotteries, contests of chance, and/or net win from table games operated at a fund-raising event.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-112, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-114
Defining "net win."

"Net win" means gross wagers received from gambling activities or fund-raising events minus the:
(1) Amount paid to players for winning wagers; and
(2) Accrual of prizes for progressive jackpot contests; and
(3) Repayment of amounts used to seed guaranteed progressive jackpot prizes.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-114, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-116
Defining "quarterly license report."

"Quarterly license report" means the report:
(1) Filed by each licensed organization, annual permit holder and fund-raising event licensee thirty days after the end of each quarter; and
(2) Which includes the licensee's gross gambling receipts from the previous quarter multiplied by the gross gambling receipts rate to calculate the quarterly license fee due to the commission.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-116, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-120
Paying annual license fee.

(1) All licensed organizations will pay annual license fees in up to five payments. The annual license fee includes:
(a) A base license fee paid with your:
(i) Initial application for a new license or permit; or
(ii) License renewal or annual permit application; and
(b) Quarterly license fees based on the gross gambling receipts reported on your quarterly license report.
(2) Licensed organizations starting a new activity will begin paying quarterly license fees on that activity upon completion of the first quarter, whether a partial or full quarter, after your license or annual permit was issued.
(3) Individual licensees will pay an annual license fee with their initial application or license renewal application.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-120, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-122
Calculating quarterly license fees.

(1) The quarterly license fee is calculated based on the gross gambling receipts from the previous quarter as reported on your quarterly license report.
(2) Each license year, the quarterly license fees will be offset by the base license fee. (For example, if your base license fee is sixty-five dollars and your quarterly license fee is forty-five dollars for the first quarter, no additional amount is due for the first quarter. You would offset any future quarterly license fees by the remaining twenty dollars of your base license fee.)
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-122, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-124
Quarterly license fees and license reports.

All licensed organizations must submit quarterly license fees and license reports to us for each licensed gambling activity beginning with the first quarter of their license year. The quarterly license fee is due with the quarterly license report.
The quarterly license reports must be in the format we require and must:
(1)
Cover the period:
Be received by us no later than:
January 1 through March 31
April 30
April 1 through June 30
July 30
July 1 through September 30
October 30
October 1 through December 31
January 30
(2) Be received online at our administrative office or postmarked no later than the dates indicated in the table in subsection (1) of this section; and
(3) Be submitted even if there is no quarterly license fee payable to us; and
(4) Be accurate; and
(5) Be completed by the highest ranking executive officer or a designee. If someone other than the licensee or an employee prepares the report, the preparer must include his or her name and business telephone number on the report; and
(6) Be submitted for any period of time the license was valid, even if there was no gambling activity or the gambling license was not renewed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-124, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-125
Report gross gambling receipts on the quarterly license report.

(1) You must report your gross gambling receipts for each of your licensed gambling activities during the previous quarter on your quarterly license report.
(2) You must submit a quarterly license report even if you:
(a) Have paid the maximum annual license fee for your license year;
(b) You do not owe a quarterly license fee for the quarter;
(c) Have no gross gambling receipts to report;
(d) Close your business;
(e) Surrender your license;
(f) Do not renew your license; or
(g) Your license is revoked or suspended.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-11-055, § 230-05-125, filed 5/10/18, effective 6/10/18.]



230-05-126
Online filing and payments required with waivers available upon request for good cause.

(1) All licensees must submit the following online:
(a) Renewal application and base license fees; and
(b) Quarterly license fees; and
(c) Quarterly license reports.
(2) We may waive these requirements if a licensed organization can show good cause. The reasons for good cause include:
(a) You do not have access to the internet using your own computer or similar equipment; or
(b) You do not have a bank account; or
(c) Your bank is unable to send electronic fund transactions; or
(d) Some other circumstance or condition exists that, in our judgment, prevents you from submitting online.
(3) We may waive these requirements if a licensed individual can show good cause. The reasons for good cause include:
(a) You do not have access to the internet using your own computer or similar equipment; or
(b) You do not have a bank account or credit card; or
(c) Your bank is unable to send electronic fund transactions; or
(d) Some other circumstance or condition exists that, in our judgment, prevents you from submitting online.
(4) You must request a waiver when applying for a new license or permit.
(5) A waiver will cover all fees and reports required under subsection (1) of this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-126, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-128
Renew your license in a timely manner.

(1) You must renew online, unless you have received a waiver as outlined in this chapter and allow enough time to:
(a) Print the license prior to midnight before the license expires; or
(b) Have us print the license and mail it to you so you receive it before your license expires.
(2) If you have a waiver and are not renewing your license online, you must ensure a properly completed renewal application and all applicable license fees are received at our administrative office in Lacey at least fifteen days before the expiration date on the license.
(3) If you do not submit a properly completed renewal application and all fees and your license expires, you must immediately stop the gambling activity covered by your license.
(4) If your license expires, you must submit an application and you must not operate any gambling activity until a new license is issued.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-128, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-132
Late filing of quarterly license reports or late payment of quarterly license feesPenalties.

(1) Licensees who do not file their quarterly license reports and/or pay quarterly license fees within thirty days from the end of each quarter are in violation of this chapter.
(2) Licensees will be afforded one thirty-day late filing and payment period after their quarterly license reports and quarterly license fees are due. However, a twenty-five dollar fee will be charged for each day a licensee fails to file a quarterly license report or pay quarterly license fees during the thirty-day late filing and payment period.
(3) A licensee's failure to file quarterly license reports or pay quarterly license fees during the thirty-day late filing and payment period could result in administrative action against your licenses.
(4) Licensees will be responsible for paying any outstanding license fees including, but not limited to, late fees and any additional costs associated with the collection of these fees before a license suspension is lifted or a new licensing application is approved.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-132, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-134
Amending quarterly license reports and changes to quarterly license fees paid.

(1) You must amend any previously submitted quarterly license reports immediately upon discovering a discrepancy in reporting your gross gambling receipts or quarterly license fees paid.
(2) Any additional quarterly license fees due as a result of an amended quarterly license report will be due immediately upon filing your amended quarterly license report. You may face administrative action against your license for failing to accurately report. If you overpaid your quarterly license fees, you may receive a refund after we deduct our processing costs.
(3) You must submit amended quarterly license reports and any related payments to us online unless you have a waiver.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-134, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-136
Prorating or refunding fees.

(1) We may prorate organization license fees when we adjust expiration dates to schedule our workload.
(2) We may adjust expiration dates to end on the same day for organizations licensed for more than one activity. Whenever we adjust license expiration dates under this provision, we may prorate the required fees.
(3) We will not prorate or refund fees when:
(a) You discontinue your gambling activities; or
(b) You voluntarily surrender your license or permit; or
(c) We suspend or revoke your license.
(4) We keep a portion of your application or license fees for processing costs when:
(a) We deny or administratively close your application; or
(b) You withdraw your application; or
(c) You overpaid us; or
(d) We received duplicate license fees.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-136, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-138
Returned payments.

(1) If your bank returns your payment to us for any reason, you must:
(a) Pay us in full, by certified check, money order, or cash, within five days of notification; and
(b) Reimburse our processing costs which would include, but not be limited to, time spent notifying you and seeking payment.
(2) If you fail to pay within five days of notification:
(a) We will administratively close your application; or
(b) Your license expires and all gambling activity must stop.
(3) If we administratively close your application or your license expires, you must give us a new application with fees paid by certified check, money order, or cash in order to be considered for a license.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-138, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-140
Outstanding fees.

(1) You must pay all outstanding fees assessed and owed if you:
(a) Stop operating the gambling activity; or
(b) Close your business; or
(c) Surrender your license; or
(d) Do not renew your license; or
(e) Your license is revoked.
(2) If you do not pay, we may take action against other licenses you hold or refer the debt to collections, or both.
(3) Licensees will be responsible for paying any outstanding license fees, including late fees, and any additional licensing or processing costs associated with the collection of these fees before a licensing suspension is lifted or any new licensing application is approved.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-140, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-142
Fees for review of gambling equipment, supplies, services, or games.

(1) You must submit gambling equipment, supplies, services, or games for our review.
(2) You must pay the application deposit before we perform the review.
(3) You must also reimburse us for any additional costs of the review.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-142, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-160
Charitable or nonprofit organization fees.

Bona fide charitable and nonprofit organizations must pay the following fees:
(1) Annual licenses:
License Type
Base License Fee
Gross Gambling Receipts Rate
Maximum Annual License Fee
Amusement games
$65 plus $65 per approved location
0.730%
$1,000
Bingo
$65
0.460%
$11,000
Card games - House-banked
$10,000
1.462%
$40,000
Card games - Nonhouse-banked
$65
0.430%
$1,000
Combination
$125
-
-
Fund-raising equipment distributor
$270
1.430%
$700
Punch board/pull-tabs
$650
1.430%
$10,000
Raffles
$65
3.380%
$2,000
Enhanced raffles
$5,000
0.430%
$32,000
(2) Event licenses or permits:
License Type
Base License Fee
Gross Gambling Receipts Rate
Maximum Annual License Fee
Fund-raising event
$180
3.130%
$1,000
Recreational gaming activity
$65
-
-
Special property bingo/change of bingo premises
$30
-
-
(3) Change fees:
Change of:
Fee
Name
$100
Location
$100
Fund-raising event location, date, or time
$50
(4) Other fees:
Transaction
Fee
Add a new amusement game location
$65
Duplicate license
$50
Review, inspection, and/or evaluation of gambling equipment, supplies, services, games, or schemes
Deposit and cost reimbursement
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-160, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-165
Commercial stimulant organization fees.

All commercial stimulant organizations must pay the following fees:
(1) Annual licenses:
License Type
Base License Fee
Gross Gambling Receipts Rate
Maximum Annual License Fee
Card games - Nonhouse-banked
$65
1.462%
$20,000
Card games - House-banked
$10,000
1.462%
$40,000
Punch boards/pull-tabs
$700
1.430%
$13,000
(2) Change fees:
Change of:
Fee
Name
$100
Location
$100
Business classification (same owners)
$100
Corporate stock/limited liability company shares/units
$100
License transfers
$100
(3) Other fees:
Transaction
Fee
Duplicate License
$50
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-026, § 230-05-165, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18.]



230-05-170
Fees for other businesses.

All other business organizations must pay the following fees:
(1) Annual licenses or permits:
License Type
Base License Fee
Gross Gambling Receipts Rate
Maximum Annual License Fee
Agricultural fair bingo (annual permit)
$200
-
-
Call centers for enhanced raffles
$4,800
-
-
Commercial amusement games
$500 plus $65 per approved location
1.130%
$11,000
Distributor
$700
1.430%
$7,000
Fund-raising event distributor
$280
1.430%
$1,000
Linked bingo prize providers
$1,500
.046%
$20,000
Manufacturer
$1,500
1.430%
$25,000
Manufacturer's special sales permit
$250
-
-
Punch board/pull-tab service business permit
$250
-
-
Gambling service supplier
$300
1.430%
$7,000
(2) Events or permits:
License or Permit Type
Base License Fee
Gross Gambling Receipts Rate
Maximum Annual License Fee
Recreational gaming activity
$65
-
-
Special property bingo
$30
-
-
(3) Change fees:
Change of:
Fee
Name
$100
Location
$100
Business classification (same owners)
$100
Corporate stock/limited liability company shares/units
$100
License transfers
$100
(4) Other fees:
Transaction
Fee
Add a new amusement game location
$65
Defective punch board/pull-tab cost recovery fees
Up to $100
Duplicate license
$50
Pre- and post-licensing investigations
Cost reimbursement
Review, inspection, and/or evaluation of gambling equipment, supplies, services, games, schemes, or group 12 amusement games
Deposit and cost reimbursement
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-11-055, § 230-05-170, filed 5/10/18, effective 6/10/18.]



230-05-175
Individual license fees.

Individuals must pay the following fees:
(1) Annual license and additional employer fees:
License Type
New Application Fee
Annual Renewal Fee
Additional or Change of Employer Fee
Call center for enhanced raffle representative
$275
$170
-
Card room employee license - Nonhouse-banked (Class A)
$200
$95
$65
Card room employee license - Class F and house-banked (Class B)
$275 (in-state)
$340 (out-of-state)
$170
$65
Charitable or nonprofit gambling manager
$200
$95
$95
Commercial gambling manager
$200
$95
$95
Distributor representative
$275
$170
$65
Linked bingo prize provider representative
$275
$170
$65
Manufacturer representative
$275
$170
$65
Gambling service supplier representative
$275
$170
$65
(2) Class B card room employees must pay the out-of-state application fee if over the last ten years the applicant lived outside of Washington for six nonconsecutive months or more.
(3) Other service fees:
Transaction
Fee
Change of name
$30
Card room employee emergency waiver request
$65
Duplicate license
$30
(4) Military personnel returning from service. If a license expires while an individual is on active military service, the individual may apply to have their license reissued at the renewal fee. The application must be received within six months after completing their active military service. The applicant must provide evidence of the completion date of active military service.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-08-053, § 230-05-175, filed 3/30/18, effective 5/1/18.]