Lynnwood gambling rules stay; mayor’s veto stands

LYNNWOOD — The city’s gambling prohibition will stand for now.

The Lynnwood City Council’s efforts to override a mayoral veto and rewrite the city’s gambling rules fell short on votes Monday night, according to Mayor Don Gough.

In September, City Council members sought to loosen the city’s gambling rules to allow for some “amusement game”-type gambling in city limits. The new ordinance was designed with the city’s Chuck E. Cheese location in mind and sought to clear up questions about the legality of for-profit games that reward kids with prizes.

Nearly all forms of gambling are banned in Lynnwood, except for small charity-type stuff and certain kinds mandated allowed under state law, like pull tabs.

Mayor Don Gough vetoed the measure, because he felt the public needed more opportunities to weigh in, he said.

It’s not yet clear if council members will seek to resurrect the idea in another form.

More in Local News

A Democrat and ex-Republican team up to end two-party politics

Brian Baird and Chris Vance unveil a new organization called Washington Independents.

The beavers weren’t happy, either, about Mill Creek flooding

A tree fell on their dam, sending a rush of water into a neighborhood near Jackson High School.

Stranger offered candy to student walking home from school

The Granite Falls School District is warning families about… Continue reading

Man arrested after stolen car crashes in Everett

The accident occurred in the 100 block of SE Everett Mall Way.

5-vehicle crash in Arlington kills 62-year-old woman

Medics had transported her to the hospital, where she later died.

2 men hospitalized after rollover collision on U.S. 2

Two men were taken to the hospital with minor injuries… Continue reading

Marysville police serve a warrant — across the street from HQ

A man who fled was taken into custody. Police were serving a warrant for alleged drug-related crimes.

If vehicles crash and tumble, rescuers want to be ready

The Puyallup Extrication Team practiced with other fire departments on cars, SUVs and even buses.

Marysville man charged with stabbing wife who sought divorce

Nathan Bradford, 45, found divorce papers while going through the woman’s car.

Most Read