[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ellicott as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Games of Chance
[Adopted 11-5-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988; amended in its entirety 3-15-2000 by L.L. No. 1-2000]
Subject to the provisions of this article as hereinafter set forth and also subject to the provisions of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, it shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in § 186 of said General Municipal Law, to conduct within the town games of chance as said games are defined in said § 186.
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization other than a licensee under the provisions of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law shall conduct such game or shall lease or otherwise make available for conducting games of chance, a hall or other premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect.
No games of chance 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 9-A of the General Municipal Law shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted for use in games of chance from other than a supplier licensed by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
The entire net proceeds of any games of chance and of any rental shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
No prize amount shall exceed the legalized limits as defined under Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, and no single wager shall exceed the amount authorized by Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
No games of chance shall be conducted on Sundays.
No person under the age of 18 years shall be permitted on the premises where games of chance are being conducted.
The unauthorized conduct of games of chance and any willful violation of any provision of this article shall constitute a violation punishable by a maximum fine of $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
This article shall be effective and operative only in that portion of the Town of Ellicott outside the Villages of Falconer and Celoron.