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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

11VAC15-50-90. Requirements regarding renting premises, agreements, and landlord participation.

A. No qualified organization or operator shall rent or use any leased premises to be used for poker tournaments unless all terms for rental or use are set forth in a written contract and signed by the parties thereto prior to the issuance of a permit to conduct charitable gaming.

B. Qualified organizations shall not make any payments to a landlord except by check drawn directly from the qualified organization's charitable gaming account and in accordance with the conditions set forth in the written contract described in subsection A of this section.

C. Subject to a qualified organization's conflict of interest policies and related IRS regulations, a landlord, its agents, its employees, their immediate family members, or persons residing in their household may directly or indirectly make any loan to any qualified organization, operator, or supplier of poker gaming supplies, its members, any persons affiliated or associated with the qualified organization, their immediate family members, or persons residing in their household.

D. Subject to a qualified organization's conflict of interest policies and related IRS regulations, a landlord, its agents, its employees, their immediate family members, or persons residing in their household may directly or indirectly make any payment to any qualified organization, operator, supplier of poker gaming supplies, its members, any persons affiliated or associated with the qualified organization, their immediate family members, or persons residing in their household.

E. Subject to a qualified organization's conflict of interest policies and related IRS regulations, a landlord, its agent, its employees, their immediate family members, or persons residing in their household may, at a poker tournament operated, conducted, or administered on the landlord's premises:

1. Participate in the management, operation, conduct, or administration of any poker tournament;

2. Sell, lease, or otherwise provide any charitable gaming supplies, including playing cards, poker chips, or other game pieces, provided that such person is a charitable gaming supplier permitted pursuant to § 18.2-340.34 of the Code of Virginia;

3. Require as a condition of the lease that a particular supplier of charitable gaming supplies or operator is used by the qualified organization; or

4. Provide, advise, or direct the qualified organization or operator to use any particular person for the purposes of the management, operation, conduct, or administration of a poker tournament that is to be held in the landlord's facility.

F. Subject to a qualified organization's conflict of interest policies and related IRS regulations, a member of a qualified organization involved in the management, operation, or conduct of a poker tournament may provide services to a landlord or be remunerated in any manner by the landlord of the facility that a qualified organization is using to operate and conduct its poker tournament.

G. A qualified organization or an operator shall disclose to the department any payment or loan made, directly or indirectly, to one of its members or any person affiliated or associated with the qualified organization or operator, their immediate family member, or a person residing in their household by a landlord with whom the qualified organization has entered into a written contract pursuant to subsection A of this section.

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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