UW Medicine Compliance
Gambling, Door Prizes, Raffles and Drawings – FAQs
The following FAQs are intended to help UW Medicine workforce members, including faculty, trainees and staff, navigate the applicable laws, policies and rules governing gaming activities. Certain activities such as gambling or wagering are incompatible with the proper discharge of your duties at UW Medicine and are therefore prohibited in the workplace.
Other activities, such as raffles, drawings and door prize drawings are prohibited in the workplace unless specifically authorized by your entity’s senior leadership. Entity resources cannot be used for these activities unless approved by your entity’s senior leadership. Prizes won while attending conferences and other events are the property of your entity.
If you have a question about whether a particular activity is prohibited, consult with your department chair, director, supervisor or manager before undertaking such an activity.
- WA State Ethics in Public Service Act, RCW Chapter 42.52
- Personal Use of University Facilities, Computers and Equipment by University Employees
- De Minimis Usage
- UW Physicians Use of Entity Resources
- UW Medicine Workforce Codes of Conduct
- WA State Law on Raffles