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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11/22/22  11:33 am
Commenter: Lorie Ann Lythgoe, Member Chesterfield Moose Lodge 1980/ Chapter 2434

Charitable Gaming Regulations 11 VAC 20-20

The proposed regulation requiring 40% of the our gaming adjusted gross receipts to be used for charitable purpose is too high. Not being able to use these proceeds for salaries, wages, and operating cost will have a detrimental effect not only on our chartiable purpose, but our local community as well.  100% of our proceeds made from our gaming comes from our membership, not the public, yet this proposed regulation makes no distinction between the two. How can this not be considered a reasonable business expense of the electronic gaming account when the main purpose of those who recieve a salary or wage is to provide services for members of our organization?  Should this purposed regulation turn to law, I am unsure if we would be able to survive.  This would hurt not only our MooseHaven and MooseHeart residents and the charities we support, but people in our community that look to us for assistance, most having nowhere else to turn. 

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