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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10/26/22  5:46 pm
Commenter: Teresa Spangler / Amvets

New Charitable Gaming Legistration

I'm the Finance Officer for American Veterans Post 40.  I attended the training for the reporting we are required to do.  First of a volunteer, I give at lease 20 hours a week to counting money, going to the bank, paying bills and taking care of the gaming machines.  Now you are adding what will probably be another 5 hours of work trying to answer all the questions on your eight-page audit sheet!  I retired because I didn't want to work full time and I will not volunteer full time.  It is hard enough getting folks to volunteer for these positions now we will never get anyone, because this will be my last year unless something changes! We will be required to have 3 separate bank accounts, one for electronic gaming, one for paper pull tabs and one for misc funds! That is the craziest thing I've ever heard.  And then on top of that our charitable giving is going up to 40%!  We are barely making ends meet now, while you all never even visited a site to see if your crazy ideas work.  We give to ROTC, Veterans, national charities and a variety of other things through the year, if we are forced to close that will all stop.  Then to top everything off you want us to go back to July and try and fill out all the info you want by December 1st even though some of the legistration isn't even passed yet.  At the training they couldn't answer half of our questions, but no one seems to care, just do it they say and if you do not we will penalize you.  I think you will see a change in this next election, and you bought it on yourself.

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