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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11/3/22  11:36 am
Commenter: Michael Farlow, Administrator Appomattox Moose

Lowering to 40% donations & Payroll proceeds

The amount of 40% of net proceeds from electronic gaming  going to donations would put  lots of lodges at a strain to maintain their  Social Quarters .Electronic gaming has been a wonderful thing for lodges with gaming over the past few years, our lodge alone donates to agencies such as Massy Cancer ,St Jude, all local fire & rescue as well as local schools just to mention a few. Our lodge does use electronic gaming to cover payroll expenses as well as internet cost and electric bills because without all of the mention there would not be charitable gaming in our lodges. Giving to charities is a wonderful thing and I do not know of any lodge that does not give their fair share. I also  believe that raising the amount to 20% or even 25% would not  hurt our lodges but 40% is just too high of a number and we also need to continue using electronic gaming for such expenses as payroll & utilities 

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