|Action||Promulgation of Charitable Gaming Regulations by Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, including electronic gaming provisions|
|Comment Period||Ended on 11/23/2022|
Moose Lodge Forced to Close!
As currently written, the use of proceeds section 11vac20-119 will effectively close our lodge. I do not believe that the original intent of the gaming law was to shut down our Moose lodge. However, the regulations as written by the board will indeed have the effect of shutting us down. As such, i believe the regulations are invalid and do not accord with the actual intent, meaning or spirit of the gaming law.
Use of proceeds should allow for the base functions of our Fraternal organization, which includes the operations required to keep our building operational.
I estimate that 75% of our operational cost are paid with proceeds from the pull-tab / video games. The meager output of these games pay for the mortgage, electricity, heating, cleaning, employees, building/accident insurance, and the sundry other items which keep the doors of our lodge open.
Closing our lodge would be a loss to our community members. I believe these regulations are not in accord with the spirit of the gaming law, and such, should be remedied.
Jeff McCauley, Vis President
Timberville Moose Lodge 2335