[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Salina 6-16-1958; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — See Ch. 130.
The purpose of this chapter is to amend an ordinance adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Salina, dated June 16, 1958, authorizing the conduct of bingo in such town, to change the reference in such ordinance from Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law to Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, as so renumbered by Chapter 438 of the Laws of 1962, and to set forth therein the following additional amended and renumbered restrictions concerning the conduct of the game of bingo by an authorized organization in such town, as required by § 479 of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, as amended by Chapter 438 of the Laws of 1962.
Every authorized organization desiring to apply for a license to conduct bingo shall register with the Racing and Wagering Board and secure an identification number before making any such application. An application for an identification number shall be made on Form BC-1A, which is hereby adopted. Any organization which possesses an identification number but has not been licensed to conduct bingo for a period of one year must file with the Racing and Wagering Board a new Form BC-1A prior to making application for a bingo license.
An application for a bingo license shall be made on Form BC-2, and accompanying Schedules 1 to 7 must be executed and verified. A license application shall be filed, in triplicate, with the Town Clerk. The Town Clerk shall issue a license on Form BC-5 which is hereby adopted by the Racing and Wagering Board. No license for the conduct of a game of bingo shall be effective for a period more than a year from the date of original issuance.
The restrictions upon the conduct of bingo games shall be as provided in § 479 of the General Municipal Law or hereinafter as amended:
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.
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.
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.
Editor's Note: See Executive Law §430 et seq.
The entire net proceeds of any game of bingo and of any rental shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization licensed to conduct the same.
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $1,000 in any single game of bingo.
No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $3,000.
No person 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 any local law or ordinance shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
Limited period bingo shall be conducted in accordance with the provision of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and the rules and regulations of the Commission.
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 and shall cause the forfeiture of any license pursuant to this chapter and shall cause the licensee to be ineligible to apply for a license to conduct bingo for a minimum period of one year after the conviction, all pursuant to § 495 of the General Municipal Law.
The Town Board of the Town of Salina hereby delegates to the Town Clerk of the Town of Salina all of the authority granted to the Town Board of the Town of Salina by Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law in relation to the issuance, amendment and cancellation of licenses, the conduct of investigations and hearings, the supervision of the operation of the games and the collection and transmission of fees.