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Gambling Legislation 2020

Bill Number

Bill Title

Brief Explanation

Status

Companion Bill

Documents

HB 2280

Authorizing that money laundering forfeited proceeds and property be used for improvement of gambling-related law enforcement activities.

Would amend the current money laundering civil forfeiture statute to allow us, and other law enforcement agencies, to direct forfeited proceeds and property towards furthering and enhancing gambling-related law enforcement activities.

Dec 27: Prefiled for introduction

Jan 13: 1st reading; referred to  Commerce & Gaming Committee; Public hearing in Commerce and Gaming Committee

SB 6119

 

SB 6119

Authorizing that money laundering forfeited proceeds and property be used for improvement of gambling-related law enforcement activities.

Would amend the current money laundering civil forfeiture statute to allow us, and other law enforcement agencies, to direct forfeited proceeds and property towards furthering and enhancing gambling-related law enforcement activities.

Dec 27: Prefiled for introduction

Jan 13: 1st reading; referred to Law & Justice Committee

HB 2280

 

HB 2281

Amending types of nonprofit organizations qualified to engage in gambling activities.

Would amend the “bona fide charitable or nonprofit” definition to include nonprofit organizations registered under the Charitable Solicitations Act (RCW 19.09) as additional types of organizations allowed to conduct gambling activities. The amendment also adds “religious” and “scientific” purposes as approved purposes for an organization to be considered a bona fide charitable or nonprofit organization. Lastly, the bill clarifies that we can issue raffle licenses to credit unions or combined fund drive organizations.

Dec 27: Prefiled for introduction

Jan 13: 1st reading; referred to Commerce & Gaming Committee; Public hearing in Commerce and Gaming Committee

SB 6120

 

SB 6120

Amending types of nonprofit organizations qualified to engage in gambling activities.

Would amend the “bona fide charitable or nonprofit” definition to include nonprofit organizations registered under the Charitable Solicitations Act (RCW 19.09) as additional types of organizations allowed to conduct gambling activities. The amendment also adds “religious” and “scientific” purposes as approved purposes for an organization to be considered a bona fide charitable or nonprofit organization. Lastly, the bill clarifies that we can issue raffle licenses to credit unions or combined fund drive organizations.

Dec 27: Prefiled for introduction

Jan 13: 1st reading; referred to Labor & Commerce Committee
 

HB 2281

 

SB 6277

Authorizing sports wagering at tribal casinos, card rooms, and racetracks

Would authorize retail and online sports wagering for tribal casinos, card rooms, and racetracks

$500k initial license fee and annual license fee set by Commission

1 online sports gambling skin per licensee and per tribal casino

Prohibits betting on in-state colleges and esports

Defines fantasy sports but does not appear to authorize in a separate section

10% tax on tribes and card rooms – tribes and card rooms must report revenues to DOR

Jan 14: 1st reading; referred to Senate Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 2478

 

HB 2478

Authorizing sports wagering at tribal casinos, card rooms, and racetracks

Would authorize retail and online sports wagering for tribal casinos, card rooms, and racetracks

$500k initial license fee and annual license fee set by Commission

1 online sports gambling skin per licensee and per tribal casino

Prohibits betting on in-state colleges and esports

Defines fantasy sports but does not appear to authorize in a separate section

10% tax on tribes and card rooms – tribes and card rooms must report revenues to DOR

 

SB 6277

 

HB 2638

Authorizing sports wagering subject to the terms of tribal-state gaming compacts

Would authorize retail and on-premise mobile sports wagering at Class III tribal casinos

Jan 16: 1st reading; referred to Commerce & Gaming Committee

SB 6394

 

SB 6394

Authorizing sports wagering subject to the terms of tribal-state gaming compacts

Would authorize retail and on-premise mobile sports wagering at Class III tribal casinos
 

Jan 16: 1st reading; referred to Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 2638