Town of Potsdam, NY
St. Lawrence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Potsdam as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]

ARTICLE I
Bingo (§ 45-1 — § 45-4) 

ARTICLE II
Games of Chance (§ 45-5 — § 45-7) 

[Adopted 11-3-1971]

§ 45-1
Authorization for bingo games. 

§ 45-2
Statutory provisions to control. 

§ 45-3
Sunday games.  

§ 45-4
Approval; effective date. 

§ 45-1 Authorization for bingo games.

It shall be lawful for authorized organizations, upon obtaining a license therefor, to conduct games of bingo within the limits of the Town of Potsdam under the provisions of this article, the provisions of the Bingo Control and Licensing Laws of the State of New York and any amendments thereto.

Editor's Note: See General Municipal Law, Art. 14-H, § 475, et seq.

§ 45-2 Statutory provisions to control.

The provisions of the Bingo Control and Licensing Laws of the State of New York control the licensing of organizations and the conduct of bingo games in the Town of Potsdam, and this article incorporates the provisions of those statutes by reference as if set forth in full herein. Any inconsistency between this article and said statutes shall be resolved in favor of those statutes.

§ 45-3 Sunday games.

[Amended 4-14-1981]

It shall be lawful for bingo licenses to be issued to authorized organizations to conduct games of bingo within the limits of the Town of Potsdam, on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday."

§ 45-4 Approval; effective date.

This article shall take effect January 1, 1972, in the event that, at a referendum held for that purpose, a majority of the qualified electors of the Town of Potsdam shall approve the same by voting for the proposition.

Editor's Note: This article was approved by the electors at an election held on December 19, 1971.

[Adopted 8-11-1981]

§ 45-5
Authorization for games of chance. 

§ 45-6
Restrictions. 

§ 45-7
Sunday games. 

§ 45-5 Authorization for games of chance.

It shall be lawful for authorized organizations, upon obtaining a license from the Town Clerk, to conduct games of chance within the Town of Potsdam as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York

Editor's Note: See General Municipal Law § 185, et seq. A requirement in § 188 that an ordinance authorizing games of chance be approved by the electors at a general or special election was complied with by the submission of the ordinance for approval at an election held November 3, 1981, at which time it was approved.
and as further provided in this article. Such games of chance shall be conducted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and with the rules and regulations adopted by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and pursuant to this article.

§ 45-6 Restrictions.

The conduct of games of chance within the Town of Potsdam shall be subject to the restrictions imposed by § 189 of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.

§ 45-7 Sunday games.

It is hereby authorized and shall be considered lawful by this article for games of chance licenses to be issued to authorized organizations to conduct games of chance within the Town of Potsdam, on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday." Said games of chance licenses issued for the first day of the week pursuant to this article shall be effective only between the hours of 12:00 noon and 12:00 midnight.