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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 15. Charitable Gaming Board
Chapter 40. Charitable Gaming Regulations
10/22/2020

11VAC15-40-110. Requirements Regarding Renting Premises, Agreements, and Landlord Participation.

Article 4
Rent

A. No organization shall rent or use any leased premises to conduct charitable gaming unless all terms for rental or use are set forth in a written agreement and signed by the parties thereto prior to the issuance of a permit to conduct charitable gaming. A qualified organization that leases a building or other premises that is utilized in whole or in part for the purpose of conducting charitable gaming more frequently than two calendar days in one calendar week shall only lease such premises directly from (i) a qualified organization that is exempt from taxation pursuant to § 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) any county, city, or town.

B. Organizations shall not make payments to a landlord except by check drawn on the organization's charitable gaming account.

C. No landlord, his agent or employee, member of his immediate family, or person residing in his household shall make directly or indirectly a loan to any officer, director, game manager, or entity involved in the management, operation, or conduct of charitable gaming of an organization in Virginia that leases its charitable gaming facility from the landlord.

D. No landlord, his agent or employee, member of his immediate family, or person residing in his household shall make any direct or indirect payment to any officer, director, game manager, or entity involved in the management, operation, or conduct of charitable gaming conducted at a facility rented from the landlord in Virginia unless the payment is authorized by the lease agreement and is in accordance with the law.

E. 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:

1. Participate in the management, operation, or conduct of any charitable games;

2. Sell, lease, or otherwise provide any charitable gaming supplies including, but not limited to, bingo cards, pull-tab cards, electronic pull-tabs, network bingo cards, or other game pieces; or

3. Require as a condition of the lease or contract that a particular manufacturer, distributor, network bingo provider, or supplier of charitable gaming supplies is used by the organization.

"Charitable gaming supplies" as used in this chapter shall not include glue, markers, or tape sold from concession stands or from a location physically separated from the location where charitable gaming supplies are normally sold.

F. No member of an organization involved in the management, operation, or conduct of charitable gaming shall provide any services to a landlord or be remunerated in any manner by the landlord of the facility where an organization is conducting its charitable gaming.

Statutory Authority

§ 18.2-340.15 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 29, Issue 03, eff. November 7, 2012; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 04, eff. November 17, 2016.

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