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PDFWAC 230-16-035

Pull-tab construction.

Manufacturers must:
(1) File their label or trademark with us before printing pull-tabs; and
(2) Construct, glue, seal, or band pull-tabs to prevent the discovery of the winning numbers, symbols, or set of symbols, or game protection before the pull-tab is dispensed or opened by use of:
(a) Markings; or
(b) Difference in size; or
(c) Paper fiber; or
(d) Color; or
(e) Printing; or
(f) Any other method; and
(3) Construct all pull-tabs so that, when offered for sale to the public, they are virtually opaque and free of security defects detectable by:
(a) High intensity lights; or
(b) Peeking; or
(c) Any other method; and
(4) Construct all pull-tabs, except banded and latex covered pull-tabs, using a two or three ply paper stock construction; and
(5) Make winning and losing sheets for each game using the same paper stock; and
(6) For all progressive pull-tab series, make winning and losing sheets for each game using the same paper stock at the same time as the series; and
(7) Conspicuously print the series number and their name, label, or trademark on the pull-tab so both are readily visible before opening the pull-tab; and
(8) Perforate or clean-cut the openings centered over the symbols or numbers to allow players to easily open pull-tabs while preventing pull-tabs from opening prematurely in normal handling. Perforate on both horizontal lines of the opening and either perforate or clean-cut the vertical or elliptical line where players grasp the tab for opening after bending the edge of a ticket down. Manufacturers may include information to show players how to open the pull-tab or remove the latex to determine the symbols or numbers; and
(9) Not repeat series numbers used on that same manufacturer's form number within a three-year period.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 07-19-069 (Order 615), ยง 230-16-035, filed 9/17/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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