Town of Southold, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southold as indicated in article histories. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-28-1958, approved by referendum 4-19-1959, amended in its entirety 4-9-1963]

§ 92-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this article is to amend an ordinance adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, New York, dated July 28, 1958, authorizing the conduct of bingo in such Town, to change the reference in such ordinance 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 herein the following additional amended and renumbered restrictions concerning the conduct of the game of bingo by an authorized organization in such Town, 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.

§ 92-2 Bingo permitted.

It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in § 476 of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, upon obtaining the required license, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Southold, subject to the provisions of this article, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and Article 19-B of the Executive Law.

§ 92-3 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.

§ 92-4 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.

§ 92-5 Purchase of bingo equipment.

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 another authorized organization.

§ 92-6 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.

§ 92-7 Maximum value of single prize.

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

§ 92-8 Maximum value of all prizes on one occasion.

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

§ 92-9 Management and operation.

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

§ 92-10 Remuneration prohibited.

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

§ 92-11 Penalties for offenses.

The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this article shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
[Adopted 10-1-1976 by L.L. No. 1-1977, approved by referendum 2-2-1977]

§ 92-12 Definitions.

The words and phrases used in this article shall, for the purpose of this article, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.

§ 92-13 Games of chance authorized.

It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in § 186 of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, upon obtaining the required license therefor, to conduct games of chance within the territorial limits of the Town of Southold, subject to the provisions of this article and Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.

§ 92-14 Restrictions.

The conduct of games of chance authorized by this article shall be subject to the following restrictions:
A. 
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization, other than a license under the provisions of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, shall conduct such game or shall lease or otherwise make available for conducting games of chance a hall or other premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect, except as provided in § 190 of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
B. 
No game of chance 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 9-A of the General Municipal Law shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted for use in the conduct of games of chance from other than a supplier licensed by the Board or from another authorized organization.
D. 
The entire net proceeds of any game of chance 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 $100 in any operation or conducting of a single game of chance as provided in § 186 of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law. No single wager shall exceed $10.
F. 
No series of prizes on any one occasion of games of chance shall aggregate more than $1,000 as provided in § 186 of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
G. 
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization, its auxiliary or affiliated organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game, as set forth in § 195-c of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
H. 
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game.
I. 
The unauthorized conduct of a game of chance shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.

§ 92-15 Approval by electors.

This article shall not become operative or effective unless and until it shall have been approved by a majority of the electors voting on a proposition submitted at a general or special election held within the Town of Southold who are qualified to vote for officers of the Town of Southold.