Manufacturer of equipment and supplies

Learn how to apply for an equipment and supplies manufacturers license, including applications, training information, and recordkeeping requirements.

Who can apply for a manufacturer license

You must apply for a manufacturer license if you:

  • Make or assemble a completed piece or pieces of gambling equipment for use in authorized gambling activities
  • Convert, modify, combine, add to, or remove parts or components of any gambling equipment for use in authorized gambling activities
  • Manufacture group 12 amusement games.

Gambling equipment means any device, gambling-related software, expendable supply, or any other paraphernalia used as a part of gambling or to make gambling possible.

See what falls under the definition of gambling equipment (

You must show your ability to comply with all manufacturing, quality control, and operations restrictions imposed on authorized gambling equipment that you want to manufacture or market for use in Washington State.

The licensing process may include an on-site review of your manufacturing equipment and process for each separate type of authorized gambling equipment to ensure compliance capability.

Learn more about the licensing requirements for commercial businesses.

About manufacturing activities

Visit the Washington State Legislature site to see all the rules that govern manufacturers (

Manufacturer representative information

If your business has any employees, they may need to apply for a manufacturer representative license

If you are a substantial interest holder in a manufacturer, you do not need a representative license to perform representative duties connected with that licensed business.

Learn what a substantial interest holder is (

How to apply

In addition to all the materials outlined in our licensing process, the complete application includes:

Current licensees: Add manufacturer activities to your existing gambling license

If you already have an active gambling license with us and would like to add manufacturer as a new activity, complete the "Add an Activity" application.

Manufacturer of Gambling Equipment / Paraphernalia - Add an Activity to Commercial Business Application Packet (PDF, 500 KB)

If applying by mail

If you're applying by mail, make sure you use the correct address based on the carrier you're using.

For US Mail (No UPS or FedEx)

Washington State Gambling Commission
PO Box 42400
Olympia WA 98504-2400

For UPS, FedEx, and overnight packages

Washington State Gambling Commission
4565 7th Avenue SE
Lacey WA 98503

Required training

After we grant your license, you have 30 days to complete your required training:

Required recordkeeping

You must:

  • Keep records to provide in case we audit your business
  • Use the double entry accounting method
  • Update your records monthly.

Retaining your records

You must retain the records for 3 years from the end of your fiscal year.

    Renewing your license

    Licenses expire each year. Learn more about how to renew your license.

    Reporting changes to your license

    There are certain changes you must tell us about. Learn how to report changes to your license.