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Big Fish Games, Inc. Petition for Declaratory Order

The Washington State Gambling Commission has received a Petition for Declaratory Order from Big Fish Games, Inc. asking the Commission to enter a declaratory order stating that the company’s online games are not gambling under Washington State law.

This petition was initially reviewed by the commissioners at a public meeting on July 12, 2018 in Tacoma, WA. The commissioners heard from the petitioner and other interested parties, and continued to review this petition at their meeting on August 9, 2018 in Pasco, WA. The petition will continue to be reviewed at the public meeting on October 18 in Lacey, WA.

Any party or person interested in providing public comment on this petition is encouraged to use our online form. Comments must be received by September 30, 5:00 p.m.


Petition for Declaratory Order

Order Continuing Review of Petition for Declaratory Order

Letter from Attorney for Double Down Interactive (DDI)

Letter from Attorney for Huuuge Inc. (HI)

Letter from Attorney for Cheryl Kater

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Opinion: Cheryl Kater v. Churchill Downs Incorporated

AGO's Notice of Complaint Processing (Submitted by Debbie Taylor)

AGO's Notice of Complaint Receipt (Submitted by Debbie Taylor)

AGO's Complaint Response (Submitted by Debbie Taylor)

Big Fish Payout Odds (Submitted by Debbie Taylor)

Email from Debbie Taylor

Article from SMH: Digital growth rockets at gambling giant Aristocrat (Submitted by Debbie Taylor)

Article from Reuters: Australia's Aristocrat Leisure H1 profit rises; digital revenue triples (Submitted by Debbie Taylor)

Original Complaint from Debbie Taylor

Coin Sale Spamming Complaint from Debbie Taylor

WSGC Meeting Transcript for Big Fish, Inc. Petition for Declaratory Order: July 12, 2018

Letter from Entertainment Software Association

Letter from Suzie Kelly

Letter from Attorney for Big Fish Games, Inc.

Letter from Attorney for Big Fish Games, Inc.

Comment of Cheryl Kater

Letter from Dr. Natasha Schull

Letter from P.M.

Order Continuing Review of Petition

Transcript from August Commission Meeting


Additional Links

Director's statement regarding Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' published decision in Kater v. Churchill Downs