Recreational Gaming Activity Permit (Nonprofit)

What is the purpose of this permit?
A recreational gaming activity (RGA) is a nongambling activity, using poker tables and gambling equipment authorized for use in fund-raising events. A RGA is conducted no more than two times per calendar year, by, or on behalf of, a sponsoring organization, business, or association, or department of an organization, business, or association.
Who issues this permit?
Washington State Gambling Commission
How much will this permit cost?
Where can I get the application for this permit?
The application is called 'Recreational Gaming Activity Permit' is online and can be accessed at
How long will it take to review my application?
The estimated processing time for applications is 14 days.
Where do I submit my application?
You can submit the RGA application online at:
How long is my permit valid?
For the specific dates applied for.
Notes / Comments:
You can also download this application off of our website at:
Legal Authority:
Permit Timeliness Results

Permit Timeliness data collection is in response to a State Auditor’s Performance Audit and RCW 43.42A. Each regulatory agency developed a plan to improve permit clarity, predictability, and timeliness. Each agency considers the customers experience to ensure permit assistance is simple to use, easy to access, and designed in a customer-friendly manner. Agencies report progress to the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). ORIA prepares and distributes reports, with participation from the State Auditor’s Office and Results Washington. See latest report here:

All permits submitted for reporting were entered into this Regulatory Handbook. Here are the results of the performance data:

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Process a Permit Application (Definition)
Average number of days from Receipt to Complete: 6.3
Maximum number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Issue a Permit Decision (Definition)
Average number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 1
Maximum number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 2

(Summary results based on 3 submittals in 2023)

Where can I get permitting assistance?
Web page URL:
Helpdesk phone: (360) 486-3440
Subject matter expert phone: For equipment questions: Jennifer LaMont (360) 486-3571; For application questions: Rose Guzman (360) 486-3550
Subject matter expert email:
Publications: Gambling License Certification Program
Washington State Gambling Commission
Mailing Address
PO Box 42400
Olympia, WA 98504
Telephone: (360) 486-3440
Toll Free: 1-800-345-2529
Telephone: (360) 486-3637
Fax: (360) 486-3629
* Permit information last updated 6/1/2022