City of Rensselaer, NY
Rensselaer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Rensselaer 6-4-1958 by L.L. No. 1-1958;[1] amended in its entirety 4-17-1963 by L.L. No. 1-1963. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Games of chance — See Ch. 109.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law was approved at referendum 8-12-1958 and became effective 9-1-1958.

§ 81-1 Purpose, restrictions.

The purpose of this chapter is to amend a local law adopted by the City of Rensselaer, in Rensselaer County, New York, dated June 4, 1958, and effective September 1, 1958, authorizing the conduct of bingo in such City to change the reference in such local law from Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law to Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, as so renumbered by Chapter 438 of the Laws of 1962, and to set forth therein the following additional amended and renumbered restrictions concerning the conduct of the game of bingo by an authorized organization in such City as required by § 479 of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, as amended by Chapter 438 of the Laws of 1962:
A. 
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.
B. 
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.
C. 
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[1] or from another authorized organization.
[1]
Editor's Note: See now the Bingo Licensing Law, Art. 14-H of the General Municipal Law.
D. 
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.
E. 
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $1,000 in any single game of bingo.
[Amended 5-7-2014 by L.L. No. 4-2014]
F. 
No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $2,500.
[Amended 5-7-2014 by L.L. No. 4-2014]
G. 
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
H. 
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.
I. 
Such games may be held on any day provided for in such license, including the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday."
[Added 4-7-1971 by L.L. No. 1-1971]
J. 
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.