|Action||Promulgation of Charitable Gaming Regulations by Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, including electronic gaming provisions|
|Comment Period||Ended on 11/23/2022|
As the current president of the Exmore Moose Lodge, I can not help but echo the sentiments of many of the other posts concerning the 40% UOP restrictions. I feel that 40% is entirely too high of a percentage for our Lodge to adhere to. The first item in our Moose mission states: we are a fraternal program of community service within our Lodge and Chapter system and Moose Legions. In my Lodge’s nearly 50 years, there isn’t a local charity in our small rural community we have not openly and freely donated to.
We have also seen a decline in membership and revenue over these past years. Like many organizations we have sought out and found new sources of revenue, electronic pull tabs being one. Food costs, labor, and general overhead are at an all-time high. A 40% UOP restriction would be detrimental to our Lodge and many organizations like ours.
I understand UOP restrictions are in the current proposal and the reasoning behind these restrictions. I feel the 40% is an entirely too high of a percentage where a good working percentage should be closer to 15%.
J.D. Outten, president
Exmore Moose Lodge #683