Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Charitable Gaming
Charitable Gaming Regulations [11 VAC 20 ‑ 20]
Action Promulgation of Charitable Gaming Regulations by Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, including electronic gaming provisions
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 11/23/2022
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10/24/22  9:51 am
Commenter: Kenneth Niman Massanutten Fraternal Order of Eagles #4186

40% Requirement

As a non-profit organization we are required by the Federal Government to give 10% of our charitable gaming monies raised to charity. Now we will be required by Virginia State Law to give an additional 40% to charity? So we now will be required to give a total of 50% to charity to meet both, Federal and State Law?

If we get off a paper pull-tab jar that nets us $750 profit, after giving 50% away, that means our total profit is $375. Out of that $350, we cannot pay wages to our bartenders who sells the paper pull-tabs, pay the electric bills which allows members playing the paper pull-tabs to see the numbers on the pull-tabs or pay for the dumpster to be emptied to properly get rid of the "bad" paper pull-tabs or pay our mortgage which provides a place for the paper pull-tabs to be sold. Therefore, how are to sell paper pull-tabs or have any charitable gaming at all seeing that any charitable gaming outside our social quarters is illegal?

In my opinion, this is a bad law that is only going to hurt charitable giving which I will discuss in my next post.

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