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PDFWAC 230-15-210

Entry fees and buy-ins for card tournaments.

(1) Card game licensees must:
(a) Not charge more than one hundred dollars per player for an entry fee; and
(b) Collect all entry fees before the start of play.
(2) The entry fee must include all the separate fees for various phases and events of the tournament, for food and drink, and for promotional material.
(3) Card game licensees may award prizes in excess of entry fees collected.
(4) Card game licensees may require a minimum buy-in of chips. The buy-in may be a single or multiple buy-in, but the total per player may not exceed four hundred dollars per tournament.
(5) Card game licensees must:
(a) Keep a record of the buy-ins for each player in the format we require; and
(b) Return all buy-ins to the players in cash or merchandise prizes.
(6) We do not consider buy-ins gross gambling receipts.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 07-09-033 (Order 608), ยง 230-15-210, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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