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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10/25/22  12:33 pm
Commenter: Kenneth Niman Massanutten Fraternal Order of Eagles #4186

Every 48 Hour Clearing of Gaming Machines

At the workshop, somebody asked about the requirement under this law of clearing out the gaming machines and reporting every 48 hours. I haven't read that part of the law yet, but if this is in the law, it needs to be changed.

1) Small clubs like ours has officers that has multiple tasks. I for example am the Chairman of our Trustee Board, Chairman of the Interview Committee, Chairman of the Sports Committee, and the Gaming Manager (as soon as our permit and our Gaming Manager form is processed by this department). For a volunteer position this is already a full-time job and now this will be another responsibility?

2) I cannot guarantee I can be here for every 48th hour. For example, when I attend State Conferences, State Conventions and State Sporting events I will be out of town for the weekend not to mention when I go on vacations.

We are already required to report quarterly and annually. I cannot understand why we will now be required to report charitable gaming every 2 days, in addition to reporting quarterly and annually.

As Gaming Manager, I will be held responsible for anything that is not done in compliance to the regulations, so I really don't like the idea of being tied down not being able to attend Conferences, Conventions or not being able to go on vacations. 

Furthermore, for our gaming machines, we have cash drawers specifically for cashing out winning tickets. Sometimes, winning tickets depletes those cash drawers to the point that we have to empty the gaming machines and use those monies to replenish our cash drawers to ensure that we can continue to cash out winning tickets. This is why we reset the gaming machines every Monday.

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