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PDFWAC 230-07-140

Minimum accounting records for bingo licensees with gross gambling receipts over one hundred fifty thousand dollars in their previous license year and licensees with combined activities over five hundred thousand dollars in their previous license year.

Bingo licensees with gross gambling receipts over one hundred fifty thousand dollars in their previous license year and licensees with over five hundred thousand dollars in gross gambling receipts from combined gambling activities in their previous license year must keep accounting records necessary to document all receipts, costs, and disbursements, including, at least, those related to gambling activities.
Requirements for accounting records
For these accounting records, licensees must:
(1) Conform to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) except as modified by other commission rules; and
(2) Include, at least:
(a) A cash disbursements journal and/or check register;
(b) A cash receipts and/or sales journal;
(c) A list of all assets the licensee paid for;
(d) A listing of all liabilities;
(e) A complete general ledger system; and
(f) A list of all donated items valued at more than two hundred fifty dollars; and
(g) Bank statements, related deposit slips, and canceled checks or facsimiles of canceled checks; and
Donated items
(3) Document donated items. Licensees must:
(a) Use the fair market value at the time of donation;
(b) Add items to the list no later than thirty days after receiving them;
(c) Remove items when they no longer have legal ownership; and
(d) Not remove an item from the list, even if it has become obsolete or completely depreciated, until management has completed and documented appropriate review. A depreciation schedule for all capitalized items is sufficient; and
(e) Add items to the list when they convert items from gambling merchandise prize inventory to licensee use. This list must include, at least:
(i) A description of the item;
(ii) The date purchased, acquired by donation, or converted from the gambling prize pool;
(iii) The cost at the time of purchase or, if donated, the fair market value at the time received; and
(iv) The date and method of disposition of the item; and
Method of accounting
(4) Use the accrual method of accounting; and
(5) The cash, modified cash, or tax basis accounting methods may be used only if that method accurately represents the licensee's financial position, the results of operations, and the licensee does not have substantial liabilities or expenses, such as depreciation or amortization expenses, which require a current outlay of cash; and
Expenditures for nongambling activities
(6) Sufficiently document all expenditures relating to nongambling activities in order to provide a satisfactory audit trail and to allow us to verify that the funds were used for the licensee's stated purpose(s); and
Expenditures for gambling activities
(7) Sufficiently document all of the licensee's expenditures relating to gambling activities. Canceled checks or facsimiles of canceled checks, and bank statements are not sufficient documentation for expenditures without additional support. Licensees must provide additional support for expenditures, including:
(a) Invoices or other supporting documents from commercial vendors or service agencies with at least:
(i) The name of the person or entity selling the goods or providing the services;
(ii) A complete description of goods or services purchased;
(iii) The amount of each product sold or services provided;
(iv) The price of each unit;
(v) The total dollar amount billed; and
(vi) The date of the transaction.
(b) Documentation, in the form of checks and other written records of disbursements in excess of twenty-five dollars made directly to individuals who do not furnish normal, business type, invoices or statements. The written records must indicate at least:
(i) The name of the person receiving the payment;
(ii) The amount;
(iii) The date; and
(iv) The purpose; and
(8) Document allocated expenditures that relate to more than one function to the various functions. Licensees must document their methods of allocation and make them available for our review; and
Capitalizing assets
(9) Include a capitalization policy based on materiality and expected life of operating assets. To determine a minimum level for capitalizing assets, licensees must:
(a) Capitalize and depreciate, or amortize over the useful life of the asset, any assets of more than two thousand dollars that have a useful life of more than one year; and
(b) Capitalize and depreciate, or amortize over sixty months, beginning with the first month that bingo games are conducted, preoperating start up costs related to bingo games of more than six thousand dollars; and
(c) Amortize, over a period not longer than the life of the lease, any leasehold improvements related to gambling activities that are more than six thousand dollars. Licensees may extend the amortization period to include any lease option periods if the licensee's management states a reasonable expectation that they will use the lease option; and
(d) Charge all unamortized leasehold improvements as an expense of the gambling activities in the year that the lease expires.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-05-029, § 230-07-140, filed 2/9/18, effective 7/1/18; WSR 08-03-062 (Order 623), § 230-07-140, filed 1/14/08, effective 2/14/08; WSR 07-10-032 (Order 609), § 230-07-140, filed 4/24/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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