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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 15. Charitable Gaming Board
Chapter 50. Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament Regulations
5/14/2021

11VAC15-50-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Administer" means the activities by an operator that are associated with production of a poker tournament.

"Agent" means any person authorized by an operator, supplier, or landlord to act for or in place of such operator, supplier, or landlord.

"Board" means the Virginia Charitable Gaming Board.

"Charitable Gaming Statute" means Article 1.1:1 (§ 18.2-340.15 et seq.) of Chapter 8 of Title 18.2 of the Code of Virginia.

"Charitable host representative" means a person who (i) is a bona fide member, as defined in § 18.2-340.16 of the Code of Virginia, of the qualified organization; (ii) meets all other requirements for bona fide members set forth in the Charitable Gaming Statute and this chapter; and (iii) is responsible for the oversight and execution of the written contract between the qualified organization and operator during the poker tournament.

"Conduct" means the actions by a qualified organization associated with the provision of a poker tournament during and immediately before or after the permitted activity, which may include (i) dealing playing cards, (ii) distributing poker chips, (iii) distributing prizes, and (iv) any other services provided by a volunteer game worker or volunteer dealer.

"Department" means the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

"Fiscal year" means the 12-month period beginning January 1 and ending December 31 of any given year.

"Game manager" means a person who (i) is a bona fide member, as defined in § 18.2-340.16 of the Code of Virginia, of the qualified organization that is managing, operating, and conducting the poker tournament; (ii) meets all other requirements for bona fide members set forth in the Charitable Gaming Statute and this chapter; and (iii) is responsible for the operation of the qualified organization's poker tournament.

"Immediate family" means a person's spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, mother or father-in-law, or stepchild.

"Interested person" means (i) the president or chief executive officer, treasurer or chief financial officer, an officer, a game manager, or charitable host representative of any qualified organization that is exempt or is a permit applicant or holds a permit to conduct Texas Hold'em poker tournaments; (ii) the owner, partner, president or chief executive officer, treasurer or chief financial officer, or tournament manager of any operator; or (iii) the owner, director, officer, or partner of an entity engaged in supplying charitable gaming supplies to a qualified organization.

"IRS" means the U.S. Internal Revenue Service or its successor.

"Landlord" means any person or such person's agent, firm, association, organization, partnership, corporation, employee, or immediate family member thereof, who owns or leases any premises devoted in whole or in part for use to hold a poker tournament and any person residing in the same household as a landlord.

"Manufacturer" means a person that assembles from raw materials or subparts a completed piece of charitable gaming equipment or supplies. "Manufacturer" also means a person who or an entity that modifies, converts, adds, or removes parts to or from charitable gaming equipment or supplies.

"Operator" means a person that has registered with the department in accordance with 11VAC15-50-40 to administer poker tournaments.

"Poker game" means a Texas Hold'em poker game as defined in § 18.2-340.16 of the Code of Virginia.

"Poker tournament" means a Texas Hold'em poker tournament as defined in § 18.2-340.16 of the Code of Virginia.

"Remuneration" means payment in cash or the provision of anything of value for goods provided or services rendered.

"Tournament manager" means a person who is employed or contracted by an operator to administer poker tournaments for a qualified organization.

"Use of proceeds" means the use of funds derived by a qualified organization from its charitable gaming activities that are disbursed for those lawful religious, charitable, community, or educational purposes. "Use of proceeds" includes expenses relating to the acquisition, construction, maintenance, or repair of any interest in the real property involved in the operation of the qualified organization and used for lawful religious, charitable, community, or educational purposes.

Statutory Authority

§§ 18.2-340.19 and 18.2-340.28:2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 17, eff. March 23, 2021.

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