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PDFWAC 230-06-012

Conducting underage compliance test programs with minors.

(1) Licensees may conduct in-house controlled purchase programs (underage compliance test programs) to test their employee's compliance with RCW 9.46.228 that makes it unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen to play punch boards, pull-tabs, card games, or participate in fund-raising events.
(2) Licensees must:
(a) Have written procedures for conducting underage compliance test programs.
(i) Class F or house-banked card game licensees must include the procedures in their internal controls; or
(ii) Licensees not required to have internal controls must submit their procedures to us prior to conducting an underage compliance test and keep a copy of the procedures on the licensed business premises; and
(b) Provide employees a written description of the employer's underage compliance test program. The written description must include notice of actions an employer may take as a consequence of an employee's failure to comply with company policies regarding unauthorized persons engaging in gambling activities during an underage compliance test; and
(c) Provide written notification (letter, email, or fax) to us before conducting the test. The notification must include:
(i) Licensee name; and
(ii) Date and time of test; and
(iii) Last name and first initial of the person used in the test; and
(iv) First and last name of the person supervising the person used in the test; and
(d) Maintain on the licensed business premises for at least one year, and produce upon request, the following information for each test conducted:
(i) A copy of the photo identification, which must include the birth date, of the person used in the test; and
(ii) The results; and
(e) Only use underage persons who are sixteen or seventeen years old at the time of the test.
(3) Licensees with a minimum gambling age of twenty-one must follow the procedures in subsections (1) and (2) of this section, except for subsection (2)(e) of this section, if they use persons who are at least eighteen years of age but less than twenty-one years of age to conduct underage enforcement tests.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 09-19-082 (Order 659), ยง 230-06-012, filed 9/17/09, effective 10/18/09.]
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