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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11/17/22  2:18 pm
Commenter: Frances McCullough, Veteran

Do not adopt the caritable gaming proposed changes

I believe that the proposed changes to Section K are wrong and motivated by a desire for for-profit gambling interests to shut down competition. Many of the organizations that have electronic gaming are non-profit community organizations. The funds these activities provide allow many of these organizations who do not receive a penny of government support, to keep their doors open and help the community. As a disabled veteran, I am indebted to organizations like the American Legion and the VFW who provide not just assistance in navigating the VA system, but provide understanding support as veterans that I cannot get anywhere else. These organizations serve their communities and build up society. By passing this you will be helping to destroy the social fabric of the commonwealth through the destruction of community institutions. The citizens of the commonwealth deserve better than this bill. Those who support it have their own self interest at heart and are failing to serve the people they have sworn to serve.

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