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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11/2/22  7:13 pm
Commenter: James West VMA District #12 President

Needs for changes

I have 7 smaller lodges in my district, that relay a lot on the gaming proceeds to assist in keeping the doors open, items such as payroll, power bills, improvements, smaller lodges sometimes fall onto hard time, & fortunately they have gaming to fall back on for necessities that other wise may not be able to be taken care.. As we all know these percentages are going to have severe negative effects on a lot of the smaller lodges throughout the state, I understand that everyone wants to get a piece of the proceeds, but when is enough enough?? The large casinos coming into the area are better capable of larger percentages, while most smaller organizations are all give a vast majority of proceeds back to the communities, you have already taken in so many ways from the communities,  our elderly, our veterans & our children in failed projects & broken promises, it's time to stop following a political agenda & start taking care of the communities & the people that entrusted you in the offices you hold.


James West 

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