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Washington State Gambling Comm

RCW 9.46

The Washington State Gambling Commission is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Gambling Act of 1973 as amended. The agency investigates illegal gambling activity, licenses and regulates authorized gambling activities in the state, and partners with tribes in government-to-government relationships via the terms of tribal state compacts to regulate casino gambling activities on tribal lands in accordance with the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The commission negotiates these compacts with the tribes as required under RCW 9.46.360. The commission meets its responsibility to protect the public by ensuring that gambling is legal and honest by maintaining strong licensing and regulatory programs for approved gambling activities; conducting thorough background, financial and criminal investigations; maintaining an active criminal enforcement unit; and supporting an efficient, trained professional staff.

Agency Mission

To protect the public by ensuring that gambling is legal and honest.
Request 30,156,000
Net change from current biennium 1,435,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 5.0% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
50,000 50,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State
50,000 50,000 Total Appropriated Funds

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 3,714
Federal Seizure Account - Nonappropriated 170,893
State Seizure Account - Nonappropriated 15
(28,721,000) Gambling Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 25,192,234 28,721,000 30,156,000
(28,721,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 25,366,857 28,721,000 30,156,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 13,191,362 13,241,646 5,779,221 14,955,000 15,201,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
(1,988,820) (7.3%) (6,345,990) (25.0%) 11,135,133 58.5%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 100.6 103.2 107.5 114.0 114.0