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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11/17/22  10:46 am
Commenter: David Limerick

Objection to new charitable gaming laws

I am the secretary of Fredericksburg Aerie 4123 Fraternal order of Eagle. i am also the chairman of the state gaming committee for the Eagles. Our Aerie has a membership of 3100 people counting our Auxiliary. We employ 24 people. We also donate a tremendous amount of money to our community, the state and national charities. During the year of Covid we were forced to close our operations for a period of 99 days. Our total donations for that year was $304,000.00. This was made possible by the money from our electronic pull tab machines. We do not do enough business at out bar to make payroll for our employees. We have used proceeds from these machines to pay their salaries. If this law is not changed it will close a lot of organization in the state. Another item that needs to be changed is the 40% use of proceeds. I think a fair use is 10 to 20 percent. I respectfully ask that you review these laws and adjust them so that the Fraternal organizations in Virginia can continue to help their members and communities. Thank you for your consideration. David Limerick 


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