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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11/21/22  9:31 pm
Commenter: Lawrence Segeleon, VFW Post 392

New Tax on gaming machines effect on VFW's

Please do not tax VFW machines. Taxing our machines will diminish our ability to stay open for our veterans who in some cases have sacrificed so much to preserve our way of life in the greatest country in the world.

The VFW is a 501 (C) (19) organization and should be exempt from the new tax. We are not for profit. We do not have stockholders looking for dividend checks; we have Little League teams and Boy Scouts looking for help buying new equipment. We do not keep the money we make from the machines. We use those proceeds to execute our charter of helping veterans and providing social and recreational opportunities for them. Under the current proposal and Use of Proceeds (UOP) we will not have the funds to accomplish our mission.

Therefore, the VSO should be exempt from regulations of proceeds from gaming in the social quarters and for all UOP to include the infrastructure required to run charitable gaming. We need those funds to execute our charter of helping veterans and our community.

Respectfully submitted,

Lawrence Segeleon

VFW Post 392

Virginia Beach, VA

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