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  12:43 pm
Commenter: Bob Conway State Chair Goverment Relations Elks

Charity Gaming

The regulations being considered will have a negative effect on Elks Lodges in Virginia. The use of proceeds of 40% is outrageous. If this level of Use of Proceeds becomes law, the following will happen in the Elk Lodges thoughout Virginia.

  • Many lodges will have to close because at present many cannot make 10% Use of Proceeds.
  • Closing Lodges will remove approximately $1,000,000 from local Charities
  • The lodges that stay open will have to decrease Charitable giving to handle the 40% Use of Proceeds.

Elks along with many other dedicated fraternal and Veterans organizations, give to local charity groups in a effort to help the needy and deserving in their respective communities. If the Elks and other similar groups cannot make 40% Use of Proceeds, who will pick up the lost revenue to support local charities. I believe a 10% Use of Proceeds would be welcome by Virginia Elks Lodges.

Bob Conway

State Government Relations Chair

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