Town of Dover, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Dover 4-21-1958; amended in its entirety 6-24-1963. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Games of chance — See Ch. 85.

§ 43-1 Games permitted.

[Amended 2-11-1991 by L.L. No. 2-1991]
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor as provided by Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Dover, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and the provisions of the Bingo Control Law.

§ 43-2 License required.

No person, firm, association, corporation or organization other than a licensee under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall conduct such game or shall lease or otherwise make available for conducting bingo a hall or other premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect.

§ 43-3 Conduct on leased premises.

No bingo games shall be held, operated or conducted on or within any leased premises if rental under such lease is to be paid, wholly or partly, on the basis of a percentage of the receipts or net profits derived from the operation of such game.

§ 43-4 Equipment and supplies to be purchased from licensed bingo supplier.

No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted for use in the conduct of bingo games from other than a supplier licensed under the Bingo Control Law or from another authorized organization.

§ 43-5 Use of proceeds.

The entire net proceeds of any game of bingo and of any rental shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.

§ 43-6 Maximum prize limit.

No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250 in any single game of bingo.

§ 43-7 Maximum limit for series of prizes.

No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.

§ 43-8 Management and operation.

No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.

§ 43-9 Remuneration for management or operation unlawful.

No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.

§ 43-10 Penalties for offenses.

The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.

§ 43-11 When effective.

This chapter, which is subject to a mandatory referendum, shall not take effect unless and until approved by a majority of the qualified voters of said Town of Dover voting thereon at a general or special election.[1]
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Editor's Note: This chapter was approved at referendum 4-30-1958.