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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 42,709,000
Net change from current biennium 3,282,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 8.3% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 190,462
(154,000) Federal Seizure Account - Nonappropriated 124,853 154,000 154,000
(602,000) State Seizure Account - Nonappropriated 92,281 602,000 602,000
Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 49,640
(38,671,000) Gambling Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 28,680,398 38,671,000 41,953,000
3,600,000 3,600,000 General Fund - State 6,100,000
3,600,000 (35,827,000) Total Appropriated Funds 35,237,633 39,427,000 42,709,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 14,347,816 17,673,702 4,707,017 21,235,000 21,474,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
7,529,745 27.2% (12,856,913) (36.5%) 20,328,281 90.8%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 102.3 94.2 91.3 150.3 146.2