[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Dobbs Ferry 2-16-1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — See Ch. 191.
Editor's Note: This ordinance was approved at referendum 3-16-1971.
Any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor as provided in the Bingo Licensing Law, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, may conduct the game of bingo within the Village of Dobbs Ferry, subject, however, to the provisions of this chapter, of said Bingo Licensing Law and of the New York State Lottery Control Law, §§ 430 to 439 of the Executive Law of the State of New York.
The conduct of bingo games authorized by this chapter shall be subject to the following conditions:
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization other than a licensee under the provisions of the Bingo Licensing Law of the State of New York 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.
No bingo game 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.
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 from another authorized organization.
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.
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250 in any single game of bingo.
No series of prizes on any bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
No persons except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this chapter or of the Bingo Licensing Law of the State of New York shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
Any and all other restrictions, regulations and limitations imposed by the Bingo Licensing Law of the State of New York or any other applicable laws, ordinances or regulations with respect to the licensing, conduct and supervision of bingo games, the fees and statements due in connection therewith, and the provisions of this chapter shall remain in full force and effect.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION
- Includes only bona fide religious, charitable or nonprofit organizations of veterans, volunteer firemen and similar nonprofit organizations.
- BINGO or GAME
- A specific game of chance, commonly known as "bingo" or "lotto," in which prizes are awarded on the basis of designated numbers or symbols on a card conforming to numbers or symbols selected at random.