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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11/21/22  4:14 pm
Commenter: Billy Williams, Smith Mountain Lake Moose 2346

Use of Proceeds / Charitable Giving Requirement

I am commenting on behalf of my lodge and its 273 members,

The organization is required to donate 40% of the gaming proceeds to other charitable, religious, education or community organizations.  This is excessive.  Our lodge currently donates about 20% of gaming proceeds  and if required to do 40%, we would no longer be sustainable.  Additionally, with the remaining percentage, we should be able to pay reasonable gaming expenses to include salaries.  We are required to have a gaming manager on site when the games are being operated, but current regulations don’t allow us to pay for this necessary expense.  If we are relegated to 10-22% after the UOP, our lodge will not be able to survive.

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