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CHARITABLE GAMING BOARD

The Charitable Gaming Board advises the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services on all aspects of the conduct of charitable gaming in Virginia. The Board consists of eleven members with six of them appointed by the Governor, three of them appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates and two of them appointed by the Senate Rules Committee.

The requirements, powers and duties of the Charitable Gaming Board are established in the Code of Virginia. The Board is also required to adopt rules and procedures for the conduct of its business, which these rules and procedures may be found by clicking here.

Members of the Charitable Gaming Board

Gubernatorial Appointees Speaker of the House of Delegates Appointees Senate Rules Committee Appointees
Tanya Conrad
Clay Dawson
James Lewis
Lea Roberts
Amy Solares, Vice-Chair
Vacant
Lasonja Black
Charles Lessin, Chair
Vacant

Mark Cooper
Samuel J. Kaufman

Members of the Charitable Gaming Board's Workgroup

Game Variance Workgroup Legislative Recommendation Workgroup Use of Proceeds Workgroup
James Lewis, Chair
Lea Roberts
Charles Lessin, Ex Offico
Vacant, Chair
James Lewis
Samuel J. Kaufman
Charles Lessin, Ex Offico
Samuel J. Kaufman, Chair
Amy Solares
Tanya Conrad
Charles Lessin, Ex Offico

Meetings

The Charitable Gaming Board will meet on the following dates in 2022:
  • February 2, 2022
Meeting notices and minutes of the Charitable Gaming Board and/or its workgroups are available on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall. The following is the latest meeting notice and minutes:

The following are audio recording of previous virtual meetings of the Charitable Gaming Board and/or its workgroups:

Due to the data size of the audio recording, the amount of time to access and download the recording may vary.

Game Variance

The Charitable Gaming Board adopted a process and application to consider requests to approve a game variance to a raffle, bingo, network bingo, or instant bingo game not explicitly authorized by Virginia’s charitable gaming statutes and regulations. Before you consider submitting a request, you need to ensure your proposal for a game variance meets the legal definition of a raffle, bingo, network bingo, or instant bingo as defined by §18.2-340.16 of the Code of Virginia. After doing so, if your proposal meets the legal definition, then please complete the Game Variance Approval Application below and follow the instructions.

The Charitable Gaming Board tasked its Game Variance Workgroup to evaluate and to consider each application submitted to it.  As such, the Game Variance Workgroup has adopted the following submission deadline schedule:

 

Contact
Click here for Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs contact information.


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