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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11/10/22  11:01 am
Commenter: Robynann Martin - Winchester Elks #867

Charitable Gaming

With the recent proposal of SB 403, I want to share some concerns that will modestly effect our lodge.

11VAC20-20-20 Charitable gaming authorization for electronic gaming:

Raising the percentage to 40% - How was this percentage propsed and what justification backs this decision? This amount will take away from what we can currently share back to our community and charities. I do hope this percentage will be reconsidered around 20% range. The smaller organizations will either go under, or stop gaming which will decrease membership.


Additional requirements for depositing funds, requires a meeting of officers once a day, which is not feasible. Additionally, this adds burden to increase work, along with onsite gaming manager, but salaries cannot be used as reasonable and proper business funds?


I hope some of these recommendations will be re-evaluated and keep the best interest of each and every organization effected by these changes.


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