|Action||Promulgation of Charitable Gaming Regulations by Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, including electronic gaming provisions|
|Comment Period||Ended on 11/23/2022|
As a small lodge that is only open 4 days a week already just to try and control costs and be able to give money to the community these new laws will have us shut down in less than 12 months. We give money out monthly to schools, sports teams, Massey Cancer, Moose Heart, Moose Haven and other people in need. Base on what is being proposed we would not be able to operate more than a year if we last that long. The fact that we are being hit with these new laws while gas stations stay operating as normal with little to no regulations is a travesty. Just b/c these stores have Lottery systems that were threatened to be removed and they filed a lawsuit against the state we are catching the brunt of the attack. Gas stations are for profit while our organizations give to the community. When we all close will the state require the gas stations to pick up the loss of these funds to give to the community? If not you are not only killing off the non profits but you are hurting the youth in our state. You will require parents to have to cover more costs as the organizations will not be there to give money to help any longer. The state needs to sit down and see how much in total all of these fraternal organizations give to the community and realize how much of a loss this truly is. Our economy has been in total shambles the past 2+ years thanks to what the democrats have done with our cost of living. Even with the current environment our organizations have struggled but still manage to keep giving to the community and now these changes will end us all.