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PDFWAC 230-06-035

Credit, loans, or gifts prohibited.

(1) Licensees, employees, or members must not offer or give credit, loans, or gifts to any person playing in an authorized gambling activity or which makes it possible for any person to play in an authorized gambling activity.
(2) Gifts are items licensees give to their customers. Licensees must not connect these gifts to gambling activities we regulate unless the gifts are:
(a) Gambling promotions; or
(b) Transportation services to and from gambling activities; or
(c) Free or discounted food, drink, or merchandise which:
(i) Costs less than five hundred dollars per individual item; and
(ii) Must not be traded back to you for cash; and
(iii) Must not give a chance to participate further in an authorized gambling activity.
(3) You must collect the price required to participate in the gambling activity in full before allowing someone to participate. Licensees must collect cash, check, gift certificate, gift card, or electronic point-of-sale bank transfer.
(4) If the price paid for the opportunity to play a punch board or pull-tab series is ten dollars or less, licensees may collect the price immediately after the play is completed.
(5) If a charitable or nonprofit organization has a regular billing system for all of the activities of its members, it may use its billing system in connection with the playing of any licensed activities as long as the organization limits play to full and active members of its organization.
(6) Charitable or nonprofit organizations may allow credit cards, issued by a state regulated or federally regulated financial institution, for payment to participate in raffles.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 07-21-116 (Order 617), § 230-06-035, filed 10/22/07, effective 1/1/08; WSR 06-17-132 (Order 601), § 230-06-035, filed 8/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]
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