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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11/23/22  9:34 am
Commenter: Scott Burkhart

Gaming Regulations

I am the Worthy President of Massanutten Aerie 4186 Fraternal Order of Eagles.  We donate a tremendous amount of money to our community, state and national charities. I propose the following changes to the regulations:

  1. Remove the exception to salaries and wages to match the definition as defined in Code 18-2-340.16. In order to maintain gaming, our organization needs to be able to pay the employees who maintain and manage our club.
  2. The requirement of the proposed 40% use of proceeds would greatly impact the financial stability of our organization and could cause us to become insolvent. A 15 - 20% rate would be much less of an impact on operations.
  3. in 11VAC20-20-70 Bank account section D - modify this section from the second business day requirement to a weekly requirement. The expectation for the Treasurer to make deposits essentially every other business day is not feasible.
  4. In 11VAC20-20-40, section B, the addition of the $200.00 fee specifically for electronic gaming is redundant as we already pay a $200.00 general gaming fee. Please remove the fee from the guidelines.

Please reconsider this proposal as the direction you are taking it in will impact the local and state charities that we contribute to.  The impact locally maybe that mom who needs medicine for a sick child or it could be help with an electric bill to keep a house for an elderly person warm.  The impact at the State level could be a charity organization that is helping children with various ailments or help parents get to and from appointments.  

We are a People helping People organization and the proposed changes to the gaming laws would impact our ability to do so.  Most of us are volunteers but we do have some paid employees.  Help us help our local communities and the state charities by taking the change to 10-20% or better yet lower than that.  The more we make the more we are able to give away.





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