Regulation & Enforcement
We are an accredited, limited-jurisdiction law enforcement agency and the only statewide agency devoted to gambling licensing, regulation and enforcement.
Through collaboration with local, state, federal, tribal and international law enforcement agencies, we work to fulfill our legislative declaration of: (1) Keeping the criminal element out of gambling, and (2) Promoting social welfare through strict regulation and control.
Our special agents are commissioned law enforcement officers who attend the Basic Law Enforcement Academy and receive the same training as other police officers. Many agents are certified fraud examiners and some are certified public accountants.
State Laws concerning gambling can be found under RCW Chapter 9.46.
State rules concerning gambling can be found under WAC Title 230.