[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Walworth as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-3-1977; amended in its entirety 11-16-1978 by L.L. No. 5-1978]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting at an election held 11-8-1977.
This article 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 Walworth."
The words and terms used in this article 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 the context requires a different meaning.
Games of chance may be conducted in the Town by an authorized organization, after obtaining a license therefor, 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 article.
The conduct of games of chance on Sundays is authorized, except as otherwise provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
The restrictions contained in § 189 of the General Municipal Law shall govern the conduct of games of chance in the Town.
[Added 9-1-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994; amended 10-7-1999 by L.L. No. 5-1999]
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
[Adopted 11-4-2010 by L.L. No. 6-2010]
Editor's Note: This local law was approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting at an election held 11-2-2010.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in § 476 of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, upon obtaining the required license, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Walworth, subject to the provisions of this article, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and Article 19-B of the Executive Law, and any amendments to any of the foregoing, and the following restrictions.
The conduct of bingo in the Town shall be subject to the requirements of this article, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York and Article 19-B of the Executive Law of the State of New York, and any amendments to the foregoing.
This article incorporates the provisions of those statutes as if fully set forth herein.
The game of bingo conducted within the Town, pursuant to a license issued in accordance with this article and the applicable statutes and rules, may be operated by authorized organizations on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday."
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this article or of the laws of the State of New York shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.