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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11/23/22  11:28 am
Commenter: Peter Therrien / FOE Spotsylvania 4391

Gaming Regulations FOE Spotsylvania 4391 ( instant bingo, pull tabs, and seal cards )

(ii) whether proceeds from instant bingo, pull tabs, and seal cards should be included when calculating an organization's gross receipts.

If this portion of the Bill is approved and signed into law, there will be a lot of community and charitable projects that will suffer. For the Aerie’s Year ending 5/31/2020, Virginia F.O.E Aerie’s donated in value some $10,800,000 to Voluntary, Charitable and Community Service Programs, such as Diabetes Research Center, Children's Fund Cancer Fund, Heart Fund, Spinal Cord Injury Fund, Kidney Fund, Diabetes Fund, Alzheimer's & Neurological Fund, Parkinson's Fund, Golden Age Fund, Muscular Dystrophy Fund, Drug Awareness Programs, Veterans Projects, Scholarships, as well as Food Banks, individual medical needs, and the list goes on. You may check out the website @ Fraternal Order of Eagles > Charities > F.O.E. Charity Foundation (

 In all, over 400,000 Virginians benefitted from our programs.

Even with the COVID pandemic, F.O.E Aerie’s throughout Virginia still donated over $2,000,000 in value for these same types of worthwhile programs for the Year ending 5/31/2021.

The monies earned from the subject activities is used to help our organization to promote these worthwhile community functions

“People Helping People”.  That is our motto.

Please advise of the vote and update on this Bill.

Thank you very much for your kind consideration.

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