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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11/3/22  1:31 pm
Commenter: Richard Wolfe, VFW

Regulations attacking wrong groups

I am a proud Vietnam Veteran and have seen many things dealing with vets and our organizations over the years but these regulations are near the top.

I supported Sen. Bryce Reeves when his mission was to stop the charitable gaming vendors from manipulating the rules to make themselves more money. They were taking advantage of our organizations while working behind the scenes to skirt the laws in order to make larger profits. 

The legislatures I have spoken with all felt the regulations were setup to limit these scrupulous companies from hiding behind real organizations to make their own money. Instead they played the bait and switch, these companies who acted like they were working with our groups back stabbed us all and worked out a deal to not have any regulations on them.

Then the regulations are left up to one person to develop, do you honestly feel these companies haven't been in his pocket? We need to stand up, get in touch with out elected officials and put these regulations on who they were intended for, the BIG GAME COMPANIES. They were the ones that got us in this situation and they still get 50%, the real charitable groups took a hit to 10%. That is where the problem is, take money from the rich and give to the poor NOT THE OPPOSITE.

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