Town of Rotterdam, NY
Schenectady County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Rotterdam 6-18-1958; amended 7-10-1963. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Games of chance — See Ch. 142.

§ 83-1 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.

§ 83-2 Sunday games.

[Added 1-21-1970 by L.L. No. 1-1970]
Notwithstanding the prohibition of § 485 of the General Municipal Law, and pursuant to the authority therein contained, the Town Board of the Town of Rotterdam may grant permission to the licensee in any license issued pursuant to the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law to hold, operate and conduct bingo games on Sundays.

§ 83-3 Lease restrictions.

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.

§ 83-4 Purchase of equipment. [1]

No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall purchase, lease 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.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 83-5 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 organizations permitted to conduct the same.

§ 83-6 Amount of single prize. [1]

No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $1,000 in any single game of bingo.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 83-7 Amount of series of prizes. [1]

No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $3,000.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 83-8 Management and operation personnel.

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

§ 83-9 Remuneration for personnel prohibited.

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

§ 83-10 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.

§ 83-11 Licensed sellers of supplies and equipment. [1]

No person licensed to sell bingo supplies or equipment, or his/her agents, shall conduct, participate in, or assist in the conduct of bingo. Nothing herein shall prohibit a licensed distributor from selling, offering for sale, or explaining a product to an authorized organization, or installing, or servicing bingo equipment, upon the premises of a bingo game licensee.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 83-12 Limited period bingo.

[Added 3-12-1986 by L.L. No. 4-1986]
Limited period bingo shall be conducted in accordance with Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and the rules and regulations of the State Bingo Control Commission.