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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

11VAC15-50-50. Suspension, revocation, or denial of permit for organization.

A. Pursuant to § 18.2-340.20 of the Code of Virginia, the department may suspend, revoke, or deny the permit of any qualified organization to manage, operate, or conduct poker tournaments or to contract with an operator to administer the qualified organization's poker tournaments for cause, including any of the following reasons:

1. The qualified organization is found to be in violation of or has failed to meet any of the requirements of the statutes or regulations governing the operation, management, and conduct of charitable gaming in the Commonwealth.

2. The qualified organization is found to be not in good standing with its state or national organization.

3. The IRS revokes or suspends the qualified organization's tax-exempt status.

4. The qualified organization willfully and knowingly provides false information in its application for a permit to conduct charitable gaming.

5. The qualified organization is found to have a member involved in the management, operation, or conduct of its charitable gaming who has been convicted of any felony or any misdemeanor as follows:

a. For any person participating in the management or operation of any charitable gaming:

(1) Convicted of a felony; or

(2) Convicted of any misdemeanor involving fraud, theft, or financial crimes within the preceding five years.

b. For any person participating in the conduct of charitable gaming:

(1) Convicted of any felony within the preceding 10 years; or

(2) Convicted of any misdemeanor involving fraud, theft, or financial crimes within the preceding five years.

6. The qualified organization fails to report a violation as required by 11VAC15-50-170.

7. The qualified organization is found to have managed, operated, or conducted a poker tournament or contracted, whether written or verbal, with an operator or others that administered a poker tournament on its behalf without a permit issued to the qualified organization to do so unless the qualified organization did so in compliance with § 18.2-340.23 A of the Code of Virginia.

8. The qualified organization fails to comply with the disclosure requirement pursuant to 11VAC15-50-30 E 9.

9. If the qualified organization uses or intends to use an operator to administer its poker tournament, the qualified organization fails to submit or provide to the department a written contract that complies with 11VAC15-50-140; fails to submit or provide to the department a new or amended written contract with its operator within 20 days after the contract is signed by all parties to the contract; or fails to submit or provide to the department a new or amended written contract with its operator that complies with 11VAC15-50-140.

10. The qualified organization or its members or any persons affiliated or associated with the qualified organization, their immediate family members, or persons residing in their household directly or indirectly received a loan from a landlord, operator, or supplier of charitable gaming supplies, its agents, its employees, their immediate family members, or persons residing in their household.

B. The failure to meet any of the requirements of § 18.2-340.24 of the Code of Virginia shall be cause for the denial of the permit, and no qualified organization shall manage, operate, and conduct any poker tournaments or contract with an operator to administer the qualified organization's poker tournaments until the requirements are met and a permit is obtained.

C. Except when an qualified organization fails to meet any of the requirements of § 18.2-340.24 of the Code of Virginia, in lieu of suspending, revoking, or denying a permit to manage, operate, and conduct poker tournaments or to contract with an operator to administer the qualified organization's poker tournaments, the department may afford a qualified organization an opportunity to enter into a compliance agreement specifying additional conditions or requirements as it may deem necessary to ensure a qualified organization's compliance with the statute and regulations governing the conduct of charitable gaming activities and may require that a qualified organization participates in such training as is directed or offered by the department.

D. If a permit is suspended, the department shall set the terms of the suspension, which shall include the length of the suspension and a requirement that, prior to reinstatement of the permit, the organization shall submit a remedial business plan to address the conditions that resulted in the suspension.

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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