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WAC 230-10-280

Drawings for prizes, good neighbor prizes, and second element of chance prizes as part of bingo games.

Bingo licensees may award prizes to winners of other activities authorized by this section when they conduct these activities as part of a bingo session. All players paying to play must compete equally and licensees must treat all prizes awarded as bingo game prizes for minimum cash flow reporting requirements.
Drawings
(1) Licensees may award prizes by:
(a) Drawing tickets randomly; or
(b) Using other random selection methods involving the ticket numbering system, if they are using the ticketing method of receipting for bingo income; or
(c) Using bingo cards in place of the tickets, if they are using the disposable bingo card method of receipting.
(2) Licensees must prominently post for players all rules regarding drawings, including, at least:
(a) Requirements to qualify for the drawing; and
(b) Time and date of the drawing; and
(c) Whether a player must be present to win.
(3) Licensees must:
(a) Award tickets for drawings only to players who bought cards to play bingo and:
(i) Pay an amount not more than one dollar per ticket. If a licensee elects to charge for entry in drawings, the licensee must not combine the drawing with other means of entry; or
(ii) Are winners of a bingo game during the bingo occasion; or
(iii) Are "good neighbor" winners; or
(iv) Meet other criteria we approve; and
(b) Not collect tickets for drawings for longer than thirty days.
(4) Licensees must record the gross gambling receipts, prizes, and expenses and report these totals as bingo activities.
(5) Licensees must not require the player to be present to win at a drawing held at a different session for which the tickets were purchased.
"Good neighbor" prizes
(6) Licensees may award prizes based on the seating location of a player or players with regards to a bingo winner. Before awarding "good neighbor" prizes, licensees must:
(a) Prominently post all rules regarding drawings, including, at least:
(i) The amount each "good neighbor" or group of "good neighbors" wins; and
(ii) All requirements to qualify for a prize.
(b) Licensees must complete a record setting out:
(i) The criteria for awarding "good neighbor" prizes; and
(ii) The number of prizes awarded during each bingo session; and
(iii) All details required as part of the daily bingo records.
Second element of chance prizes
(7) Licensees may award prizes using a second element of chance game if:
(a) Licensees prominently post and clearly explain to the players before they purchase a card to play all rules about play of the game. Licensees must disclose at least:
(i) The minimum odds of winning the highest prize; and
(ii) How they determine a winner; and
(iii) Any possibility or special requirement that might affect the outcome; and
(iv) The cash value of the highest prize available; and
(v) Any financial burden that the winner must bear, such as taxes or registration fees; and
(b) The second element of chance game does not involve the use of gambling devices; and
(c) The second element of chance game does not require the player to risk any portion of a prize already won; and
(d) Every possible outcome of the second element of chance game provides the player with an additional prize; and
(e) The player's minimum odds of winning the highest prize is equal to or greater than one winner out of one hundred twenty-five chances or the probability of winning the highest prize is .008 or greater; and
(f) Licensees maintain supporting records about the second element of chance game that provides for an audit trail.
(8) Licensees must:
(a) Keep an inventory record in the format we require for all tickets on the premises for conducting drawings, "good neighbor," and second element of chance games; and
(b) Record the criteria for granting tickets, and the number of tickets awarded during each session in the daily bingo record for each session; and
(c) Maintain all winning tickets and other records as part of the daily bingo records.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 07-10-033 (Order 610), ยง 230-10-280, filed 4/24/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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