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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 36,808,000
Net change from current biennium 874,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 2.4% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
6,100,000 6,100,000 General Fund - State 50,000
6,100,000 6,100,000 Total Appropriated Funds 50,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
Federal Seizure Account - Nonappropriated 62,603 154,000
State Seizure Account - Nonappropriated 9,606 602,000
49,640 49,640 Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated
(35,934,000) Gambling Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 27,585,679 35,934,000 36,052,000
49,640 (35,884,360) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 27,657,888 35,934,000 36,808,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 14,466,242 20,889,817 5,688,092 18,402,000 18,406,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
2,344,745 9.2% (1,129,979) (4.1%) 10,230,091 38.5%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 108.4 106.9 100.1 150.0 145.9