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WAC 230-15-453

Using match play or similar coupons in gambling promotions.

Match play coupons may be offered as gambling promotions with the following restrictions:
(1) The coupons have no value. Players cannot "double down" on the "match play" portion of the wager.
(2) Players may double down on the chip portion of the wager, not to exceed maximum wagering limits.
(3) A match play coupon is not considered part of the player's wager in determining the amount wagered. Match play coupons may be used by players who wager the maximum allowed.
(4) A match play coupon is itself a gambling promotion and cannot be awarded as a prize in a promotional contest of chance, as authorized in RCW 9.46.0356.
(5) Restrictions on the use of coupons must be disclosed on the coupon.
(6) Expiration dates must be included on the coupon.
(7) Match play and other similar type coupon promotions such as Lucky Bucks and Free Ace, etc., must be given to all players eligible for the promotion.
(8) Coupon promotions allowing free play must not be given out based upon the outcome of a card game or tournament.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 17-04-010, § 230-15-453, filed 1/19/17, effective 2/19/17; WSR 08-11-044 (Order 628), § 230-15-453, filed 5/14/08, effective 7/1/08.]
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