If events do not fall into any of those categories, Greenbrier officials can submit the event to Lottery staff to approve.
The Lottery would approve the event if it met the following criteria:
- The Greenbrier must establish and host the event in one of its facilities, such as a ballroom or dining hall.
- There is a minimum guest charge of $20.
- At least 20 people pay to attend the event.
- The event is not exclusively confined to the casino.
Lottery and Greenbrier officials spent a great deal of time Tuesday morning hashing out a way to discern between "group events" and "private parties."
Lottery officials had wanted to limit the definition of group events to 20 people or more.
Todd Fishon, vice president of Greenbrier casino operations, wanted to preserve an exclusion for corporate retreats or private events that might involve fewer than 20 people.
He said some corporations might reward their top dozen sales executives with a dinner party at The Greenbrier. He said if two people in such a group lived in Lewisburg and chose not to stay at The Greenbrier, he would like to let them go to the casino with the rest of their party.
Fishon said he would distinguish such private parties from a group event.
"A group event is different from a private party," Fishon said. "(A group event) is where all of the participants do not know each other or are not affiliated. A private party is probably from some organizer or group where everyone would known each other."
When there is a private party of more than 10 people, The Greenbrier is to notify Lottery officials. If it includes fewer than 10 people, the party must be approved by the Lottery.
The Greenbrier also has to either notify or request approval from the Lottery for all events, parties or activities at least seven days prior to the date they will occur.
Greenbrier officials were satisfied with the Lottery's new guidelines.
"This solution does provide a lot of clarity," Fishon said. "I think this is a great statement."
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