[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Owego 1-3-1977 by L.L. No. 2-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Games of Chance Law of the Village of Owego, New York."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATIONS
- An authorized organization as defined in § 186, Subdivision 4, of the General Municipal Law.
- GAMES OF CHANCE
- A game of chance as defined in § 186, Subdivision 3, of the General Municipal Law.
- The Village of Owego, New York.
Authorized organizations may, upon the obtainment of a license from the Clerk-Treasurer of the Village of Owego, New York, conduct games of chance within the Village of Owego, New York, as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and as provided further in this chapter. Such games of chance shall be conducted in accordance with the general state law and with the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and this chapter.
The chief law enforcement officer, the Chief of Police of the Village of Owego, New York, shall exercise control over and supervision of all games of chance conducted under an appropriately issued license. Such officer shall have all those powers and duties set forth in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State's office, following its approval at referendum by a majority of qualified voters voting thereon at a general election held pursuant to the provisions of § 24 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.