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 Ends 11/23/2022
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11/21/22  11:54 am
Commenter: Ervin Wible III Treasurer Of Fraternal Order Of Eagles 4123

Charitable Gaming Regulation Changes !

I Am the Treasurer of the Fredericksburg Fraternal Order Of Eagles Arie 4123. The proposed changes in the charitable gaming regulations would need to have some changes. 

 1) The requirements of the use of proceeds at 40% would impact our financial stability and force our organization to close. I recommend a reasonable rate of 15% or 20% max. For example, if we take in ten thousand dollars, Five thousand is paid to the owner of the gaming machines. Your proposed tax is four thousand dollars. This leaves the organizations one thousand to work with this would force us to close. We can not operate on this!

2) Remove the exception of salaries to pay our employees as stated in 18-2-340.16. We need to pay the salaries and insurance of the employees to run our organization!

4) In 11VAC-20-70 banking deposits must be made in two business days. Change this to once a week.

5) Remove the 200.00 fees for electronic gaming in 11VAC20-20-40. We already pay a 200.00 gaming fee.

 We have donated to people on our comunity well over four hundred and fifty thousand dollars to people in our community, state, and country! If we have to close who will help these people?

Ervin Wible III Treasurer Fraternal Order Of Eagles 4123

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