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WAC 230-10-350

Recording bingo winners.

Organizations conducting bingo under the provisions of RCW 9.46.0321, and bingo activities conducted at a qualified agricultural fair, and bingo licensees with gross gambling receipts of seventy-five thousand dollars or less in their previous license year do not have to follow this rule if they meet the requirements for lower volume charitable or nonprofit organizations in WAC 230-07-125. All other bingo licensees must report all prize payments for bingo games and drawings for prizes, good neighbor prizes, and second element of chance prizes at bingo games and record payment on a prize receipt.
(1) Licensees must use prize receipts printed by a commercial printer. The receipts must:
(a) Be two-part, self-duplicating paper that provides for an original and a duplicate copy; and
(b) If the licensee has gross gambling receipts of over six hundred fifty thousand dollars in their previous license year, be imprinted with the name of the licensee and a consecutive ascending number that does not repeat in at least 100,000 occurrences; and
(c) If the licensee has gross gambling receipts of six hundred fifty thousand dollars or less in their previous license year, the receipt is not required to be imprinted with the licensee's name and the consecutive ascending number may repeat in 1,000 occurrences; and
(d) Provide space for the licensee to record the information we require.
Prize receipt
(2) Operators must complete the prize receipt including, at least:
(a) Date; and
(b) Game number; and
(c) Complete name of the winner; and
(d) Complete address of the winner, if the prize is over twenty dollars; and
(e) Dollar amount of the prize or the operator's cost, if noncash prize; and
(f) Full description of all noncash prizes; and
(g) Check number, if any portion of the prize is paid by check; and
(h) Initials of the bingo worker making the payout; and
(i) Initials of the cashier making the payment.
Prize log
(3) Licensees may receipt prizes of twenty dollars or less on a single prize log. Licensees must:
(a) Maintain a separate prize log for each session; and
(b) Record the same information required on prize receipts; and
(c) Retain the prize log as a part of the bingo daily records.
Linked bingo prizes
(4) Except for linked bingo prizes, licensees may omit an address for the winner if:
(a) The licensee pays all prizes greater than $300 by check or a combination of cash and check; and
(b) Checks are drawn on the licensee's gambling bank account; and
(c) Checks used are of a type that provides a duplicate copy. The copies must be kept as a part of the daily bingo records; and
(d) Checks are made payable only to the winner. Licensees may make checks for prizes won by players under age eighteen payable to the guardian or immediate family member accompanying the player; and
(e) Licensees note the game number and prize receipt number on the check; and
(f) The bank returns all original checks to the licensee. Licensees must have the original checks available for our inspection on demand; and
(g) The licensee does not cash or otherwise redeem prize checks.
(5) Licensees must record the complete name and address of the winner of linked bingo prizes.
(6) Licensees must:
(a) Issue prize receipts consecutively in an ascending order; and
(b) Void and retain with the daily records any prize receipts bearing a lower number than the highest number issued during a session; and
(c) Give the original of each prize receipt to the winner; and
(d) Keep a duplicate copy as a part of their records for not less than three years; and
(e) Account for and document all prize receipts purchased or otherwise obtained on a vendor's invoice; and
(f) Keep the vendor's invoice, or a photocopy of it, on the premises and have it available for our inspection. The purchase invoice must document, at least:
(i) Name of the vendor;
(ii) Name of the purchasing organization;
(iii) Date of purchase;
(iv) Number of receipts purchased; and
(v) The beginning and ending receipt number.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-029, § 230-10-350, filed 2/9/18, effective 7/1/18; WSR 08-03-062 (Order 623), § 230-10-350, filed 1/14/08, effective 2/14/08; WSR 07-10-033 (Order 610), § 230-10-350, filed 4/24/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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