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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

11VAC15-50-170. Reporting violations.

A. Unless otherwise required by law, the identity of any individual who provides information to the department or its agents regarding alleged violations shall be held in strict confidence.

B. Any officer, director, or game manager of a qualified organization or any officer or director of an operator shall immediately report to the department any information pertaining to the suspected misappropriation or theft of funds or any other violation of the Charitable Gaming Statutes or this chapter, including counterfeit poker chips or playing cards or mechanical poker equipment that appear to have been tampered with.

C. Failure to report the information required by subsection B of this section may result in the denial, suspension, or revocation of a permit or registration.

D. Any officer, director, or game manager of a qualified organization involved in the management, operation, or conduct of charitable gaming shall immediately notify the department upon being convicted of a felony or a crime involving fraud, theft, or financial crimes.

E. Any officer, director, partner, or owner of an operator shall immediately notify the department upon being convicted of or pleading nolo contendere to a felony or a crime involving gambling or an action against any valid license, permit, certificate, registration, or other similar documents related to gambling held by the operator in any state, territory, a possession of the United States, any political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia.

F. Failure to report information required by subsection D or E of this section by any officer, director, or game manager of a qualified organization or by any operator may result in the denial, suspension, or revocation of a permit or registration.

G. Any officer, director, or game manager of a qualified organization shall immediately report to the department any change the IRS makes in the tax status of the organization, or if the organization is a chapter of a national organization covered by a group tax exempt determination, the tax status of the national organization.

H. All qualified organizations permitted by the department or operators registered by the department shall display prominently a poster advising the public of a phone number where complaints relating to poker tournaments may be made. Such posters shall be in a format prescribed by the department.

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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