Vol. 34 Iss. 3 - October 02, 2017



Initial Agency Notice

Title of Regulation: 11VAC15-40. Charitable Gaming Regulations.

Statutory Authority: ยง 18.2-340.15 of the Code of Virginia.

Name of Petitioner: Katherine Phelps, on behalf of patrons of the Redwood Community Association Bingo.

Nature of Petitioner's Request: Petitioner requests that the Charitable Gaming Board repeal subdivision E of 11VAC15-40-110 of the Charitable Gaming Regulations, which states, in part, that no landlord, his agent or employee, member of his immediate family, or person residing in the same household shall at charitable games conducted on the landlord's premises participate in the management, operation, or conduct of any charitable games. Petitioner further states: "If this rule cannot be repealed, all bingo halls should be compelled to comply with this rule and not single out just one bingo hall. If all bingo halls are not compelled to comply, that is discrimination on the part of the gaming commission. We, the undersigned, are patrons at Redwood Community Association Bingo and notice their owners are no longer working bingo. However, when visiting other bingo halls, we notice that the owners of the property are head of the bingo and family members are workers, managers, etc."

Agency Plan for Disposition of Request: The Charitable Gaming Board will consider this request at its next scheduled meeting following the public comment period. This meeting will occur on December 12, 2017.

Public Comment Deadline: October 22, 2017.

Agency Contact: Michael Menefee, Program Manager, Charitable and Regulatory Programs, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 102 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 786-3983, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R18-06; Filed September 7, 2017, 4:25 p.m.