Borough of Stanhope, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope 10-28-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-17.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of Chapter 112, Raffles.
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate all games of chance held, operated or conducted within the Borough, pursuant to the Acts of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey known as the "Bingo Licensing Law," N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq., and the "Raffles Licensing Law," N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., and in accordance with the rules and regulations issued or to be promulgated by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission of the State of New Jersey. All applications, licenses and proceedings in connection therewith shall be subject to the provisions of the Acts and the rules and regulations and any laws, rules and regulations hereinafter enacted, and shall be further subject to the provisions of this chapter.
No organization not having a bona fide situs established in good faith within the State of New Jersey and actively engaged in serving one or more of the authorized purposes, as defined by the rules and regulations of the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission, shall be issued a license to conduct a game or games of chance as authorized by law.
Any game of chance operated within the borough pursuant to a license issued in accordance with § 88-1 hereof may be operated by the holder of said license, in accordance with law, on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday"; provided, however, that the license so issued shall first specifically provide for the operation of said game of chance on Sunday.
A. 
Raffles. Qualified organizations applying for a raffle license shall pay, in addition to the fee established by the State of New Jersey, a fee to the Borough as follows:
(1) 
Per event: $5.
(2) 
Annual fee (instant raffle only): $50.
B. 
Bingo. Qualified organizations applying for a bingo license shall pay, in addition to the fee established by the State of New Jersey, a fee to the Borough as follows:
(1) 
Per event: $5.
C. 
For on-premises draw raffles for cash prizes (50/50) that do not exceed $400 or merchandise prizes with a total combined retail value of prizes awarded does not exceed $400, there shall be no licensing fee. In the event the retail value of the prize(s) offered or awarded should exceed $400 in a raffle in which it was anticipated that the retail value would not exceed $400, the licensee shall submit a check or money order made payable to the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission in the amount of $20 at the time of filing the report of operations required by N.J.A.C. 13:47-9 and shall pay a fee to the Borough of Stanhope of $5, together with a copy of the report of raffle operations.
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-16]
D. 
In the event any licensee wishes to conduct any other legalized game of chance, as permitted by state law, the licensee shall pay a license fee to the Borough equal to the fee charged by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission pursuant to law.
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-16]
[Added 5-23-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-05]
The issuing authority responsible for approving bingo and raffle licenses, as the same is defined in N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., shall be the Borough Clerk.