|Action||Promulgation of Charitable Gaming Regulations by Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, including electronic gaming provisions|
|Comment Period||Ended on 11/23/2022|
I am Club manager for Aerie 680, Staunton, Va. I have been with the club since the start of electronic gaming. The proposed regulations have no other direction but to shut down charitable gaming as a whole.
I agree with you regulating that we all do our part in charitable donations, but you forget that we have regulations through our Grand Aerie on what we should donate. It's pretty hefty as it stands, but you as a government entity coming in to tell us how we can or cannot spent funds that we worked for is a bit overboard.
If the regulations on use of proceeds does not back off it will eventually shut us down. Gaming companies tell me that I need to include numbers and facts to prove my cause but I beg to differ, As a regulatory commission, you should already know how control of these numbers affect us!
I am personally calling for a drop in the 40% donation and use of proceeds. Donations are totally respectable at 20% on the NET! Why should you penalize the charitable organization?? Regulate the gaming company that sticks the proceeds in their pockets! The non profit is just that NOT FOR PROFIT!
Every dollar that you regulate takes away from what we can do as a charitable organization!
Let us pay our employees, and spend proceeds that we earned as we and our Grand Aerie regulate us to!