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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11/4/22  12:13 pm
Commenter: Richmond East Moose Lodge 1947

Equal Standards for Gaming Right's.

Here at Richmond East Moose Lodge & throughout our great fraternity we thrive on being able to donate to many organizations & First Responders & people of need in general. We support our local little league, Tiki 5-0 foundation, Massey Cancer & We provide a clean safe environment for the local Girl Scouts to hold meetings. We our proud of our many donations we are able to do as a lodge in whole.  I truly think that 40% of the net profit is a way of crippling the non profits in the state. that truly leaves 10% for the lodges in general & to stipulate no wages is crippling to daily functions of how we can keep helping the community we in. We have Two handicap individual's that we employ at the lodge. One has a life coach that helps him do daily task giving him a way to have a future thru contributing in the work force. The other is a 60-year-old man, that has no other job or job to go to and with his job here has given him a way to buy his own items & feel as if his handicap isn't holding him back.  Without being able to use our gaming funds we wouldn't be able to continue employing these gentlemen. We also have employees that we would have to cut back due to the cost of operations in general.  That as a employer feels awful to know that we have to make cuts to good people who need jobs themselves not because business is slow but being Crippled due to stipulations. Please Reconsider use of proceeds as we do in Bingo 10% would be very helpful to the community and allowing the lodges to survive & continue doing great things in our community 40 or even 30% of net gross is a cost that is unfair to the organizations & basically a controlled state tax that shouldn't be stated tax but a fee. Please reconsider & be fair with the people who help the community as much as anyone does . Thank You, Jody Tallent.

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