Chapter 9.20
GAMBLING – CRIMES AND PERMITTED ACTIVITIES

Sections:

9.20.010    Definitions – Adoption by reference.

9.20.020    Charitable and nonprofit gambling activities – Adoption by reference.

9.20.030    Chapter not applicable to state lottery.

9.20.040    Fishing derbies exempted.

9.20.050    Gambling offenses.

9.20.060    Penalties.

9.20.010 Definitions – Adoption by reference.

The following definition sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) are adopted by reference as if set forth in full and are applicable within the city:

RCW

9.46.0201    Amusement game

9.46.0205    Bingo

9.46.0209    Bona fide charitable or nonprofit organization

9.46.0213    Bookmaking

9.46.0217    Commercial stimulant

9.46.0221    Commission

9.46.0225    Contest of chance

9.46.0229    Fishing derby

9.46.0233    Fund raising event

9.46.0237    Gambling

9.46.0241    Gambling device

9.46.0245    Gambling information

9.46.0249    Gambling premises

9.46.0253    Gambling record

9.46.0257    Lottery

9.46.0261    Member, bona fide member

9.46.0265    Player

9.46.0269    Professional gambling

9.46.0277    Raffle

9.46.0285    Thing of value

9.46.0289    Whoever, person

(Ord. 596 § 2, 1995)

9.20.020 Charitable and nonprofit gambling activities – Adoption by reference.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) are adopted by reference as if set forth in full and are applicable within the city:

RCW

9.46.0311    Charitable, nonprofit organizations – Authorized gambling activities

9.46.0315    Raffles – No license required when gross revenues do not exceed $5,000

9.46.0321    Bingo – No license required when gross revenues do not exceed $5,000

9.46.0355    Promotional contests of chance authorized

9.46.120    Restrictions as to management or operation personnel

9.46.130    Inspection and audit of premises, paraphernalia, books and records

(Ord. 596 § 3, 1995)

9.20.030 Chapter not applicable to state lottery.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the conducting, operating, participating, or selling or purchasing of tickets or shares in the “lottery” or “state lottery” as defined in RCW 67.70.010 when such conducting, operating, participating, or selling or purchasing is in conformity to the provisions of Chapter 67.70 RCW and to the rules adopted thereunder. (Ord. 596 § 4, 1995)

9.20.040 Fishing derbies exempted.

Any fishing derby defined under RCW 9.46.0229 shall not be subject to any other provisions of this chapter of this code. (Ord. 596 § 5, 1995)

9.20.050 Gambling offenses.

A. The following sections in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) are adopted by reference as if set forth in full and are applicable within the city:

RCW

9.46.170    False or misleading entries or statements, refusal to produce records

9.46.185    Causing person to violate rule or regulation

9.46.190    Violations relating to fraud or deceit

9.46.195    Obstruction of public servant in administration or enforcement

9.46.196    Defrauding or cheating other participant

9.46.198    Working in gambling activity without license as violation

9.46.222    Professional gambling in the third degree

9.46.225    Professional gambling – Penalties not applicable to authorized activities

    9.46.230(5) Gambling records, selling, exceptions

9.46.240    Gambling information, transmitting or receiving, exceptions

9.46.260    Proof of possession as evidence of knowledge of its character

B. The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington are not adopted by the reference in subsection A of this section and are expressly deleted:

RCW

    9.46.230(4) Gambling device, selling, exceptions

C. Prohibition of Other Gambling Activities. A raffle for which a gambling license is required is a permitted gambling activity. All other gambling activities, other than those activities specifically approved, or addressed in this chapter, for which a gambling license is required are absolutely prohibited, in accordance with the provisions of RCW 9.46.295. Absolutely prohibited, for example, are social cardroom gambling, punchboards and pull tabs, and bingo for which a gambling license is required. (Ord. 596 § 6, 1995)

9.20.060 Penalties.

Any person violating any of the terms of this chapter shall:

A. If such violation concerns a violation of LFPMC 9.20.050, then such person so violating the terms of LFPMC 9.20.050 shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor, except if such violation concerns a violation of RCW 9.46.195 adopted by reference in LFPMC 9.20.050, then such person so violating shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

B. If such violation concerns any other activity under this chapter for which a penalty is not prescribed, then such violator so violating the terms of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

C. Notwithstanding the existence or use of any other remedy, the city may seek legal or equitable relief to enjoin any acts or practices which constitute or will constitute a violation of any business license ordinance or other regulations herein adopted. Accordingly, the following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) are adopted by reference as if set forth in full and are applicable within the city:

RCW

9.46.150    Injunctions – Voiding of licenses, permits or certificates

9.46.230    Seizure and disposition of gambling

    (1) – (3) devices

9.46.250    Gambling property or premises – Common nuisances, abatement – Termination of mortgage, contract, or leasehold interests, licenses – Enforcement

(Ord. 596 § 7, 1995)