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PDFWAC 230-06-068

Problem gambling signage and posting requirements.

(1) The commission will provide licensees with problem gambling, gambling disorder, and responsible gambling informational signs, which include a responsible gambling message and a toll-free helpline number for problem gambling and gambling disorders. The signs must be conspicuously posted: At all public entrances and exits to the gambling area of the business; in or near the gambling area(s); and in any areas where cash or electronic transfers of funds are available to patrons within the designated gambling area.
(2) All advertising materials must contain a responsible gambling message.
(a) Advertising is any notice or communication to the public of any information concerning the gambling-related business of the licensee through broadcasting, publication, or any other means of dissemination.
(b) For bingo licensees conducting bingo on more than three occasions per week, advertisements must follow RCW 9.46.072.
(c) The responsible gambling message must include, at a minimum, the statement "play responsibly" or similar language and the toll-free telephone helpline number for problem gambling and gambling disorders. Provided, an alternative to the responsible gambling message would be to contain the words "If you or someone you know has been harmed by gambling and wants help, call 1-800-GAMBLER."
(3) All direct advertising, marketing, or promotional materials must include a clear and conspicuous method allowing patrons to unsubscribe from future advertising, marketing, or promotional communications.
(4) This rule does not apply to major, mid-level, or ancillary sports wagering vendors.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 24-11-087, ยง 230-06-068, filed 5/16/24, effective 6/16/24.]
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