[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Tonawanda 1-7-1980 by L.L. No. 4-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is enacted pursuant to the authority of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York and shall be known as the "Games of Chance Law of the Town of Tonawanda."
The words and terms used in this chapter shall have the same meanings as such words and terms are used in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, unless otherwise provided herein or unless the context requires a different meaning.
Games of chance may be conducted in the town by an authorized organization, after obtaining a license therefor from the Town Clerk of the Town of Tonawanda, in accordance with the provisions, requirements and limitations of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and this chapter.
The conduct of games of chance on Sundays is authorized, and licenses issued by the Town Clerk should specifically so provide, except as is otherwise provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, and in no event shall such games of chance be conducted on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.
Restrictions on the conduct of games of chance as authorized herein shall be as contained in § 189 of the General Municipal Law.
The sale of alcoholic beverages at games of chance shall be restricted to the sale of beer only, and such sale is only authorized where the proper license has been obtained for the sale thereof.
The chief law enforcement officer of the town, the Chief of Police, 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.
The fee payable to the Town Clerk, upon issuance of a license, shall be in accordance with and as set out in the appropriate sections of the General Municipal Law.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon proper posting and publication, as provided in the Town Law, provided that at a referendum at the special election held for the purpose of submitting this chapter for approval by the electorate pursuant to the provisions of law, a majority of the qualified electors of the town, voting at said referendum, shall approve the same by voting for adoption of said chapter.