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Report Changes

The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) requires you to notify us of the following:

Reporting Changes for Individual Licenses

Report Immediately:

  • New mailing address

Report within 10 Days:

  • Changes to information on your new application

Report within 30 Days:

  • Name change
  • Changes to information on your application after you have received a license
  • All criminal actions filed against you, including criminal traffic offenses
  • All administrative and civil actions filed by or against you, including actions from other gambling regulatory agencies in other states, countries and Indian Tribes
  • All final written decision, including settlement agreements, for all criminal, civil and administrative cases

With the exception of name change, you may submit your changes to us via email or mail. If applicable, please provide copies of all supporting documentation.

Reporting Changes for Organizational Licenses

Report in advance (approval required):

  • Location change: you must receive approval from us before you move your business to a new location
  • Change of days or times of bingo operations

Report 30 days in advance:

  • Change of business name

Report 10 days in advance:

  • Change of time, date or location of a fundraising event. If you cancel a fundraising event, the 10-day rule does not apply; however, you must notify us in advance of the scheduled date

Report immediately:

  • Change of license class
  • Changes due to death. Incapacity, receivership, bankruptcy, or assignment for the benefit of creditors
  • Change in licensed or unlicensed gambling manager employment status (charitable and non-profit orgs)
  • Change in licensed card room employee employment status (some exceptions apply)

Report within 30 days:

  • Changes to your business structure
  • Change in directors, officers or general managers (commercial licensees)
  • All criminal actions filed against the licensee or the licensee’s president, CEO, Chair of the Board, treasurer, partner, substantial interest holder, gambling manager or LLC member
  • Administrative and civil actions filed by or against the licensee or the licensee’s president, CEO, Chair of the Board, treasurer, partner, substantial interest holder or gambling manager that involve ownership or control of the business, dissolutions, actions significantly affecting business interests, and all administrative actions from other gambling regulatory agencies, including those from other states, countries and Indian tribes.
  • New or updated articles of incorporation and bylaws
  • New or updated lease, rental, consignment, franchise or other agreements to include contracts or agreements between card game operators or manufacturers
  • New or updated loans in excess of $10,000, except when the loan is from a bank or credit union

Report when renewing your license:

  • Change in directors, officers or general managers (non-profit licensees)

Changes in Ownership

You cannot sell or transfer your license to anyone. No one can operate under your license, even temporarily. You may accomplish a sale so there isn’t a break in gambling activity through a “contingency” sale contract, where the sale is contingent on new owners getting a gambling license.

If any of the following occur without our approval, your license is void and you must immediately stop all gambling activities:

  • The business is sold
  • A sole proprietorship brings in a new person and forms a partnership, LLC or corporation
  • A partnership takes another partner or changes partners
  • A corporation or LLC sells over 50% of its stock or membership shares to a person or business, which has not held at least 10% previously