[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Phoenix 11-3-1981 by L.L. No. 1-1982, approved by referendum 1-6-1982 (Ch. 24 of the 1993 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION
- An authorized organization as defined in Subdivision 4 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
- GAME OF CHANCE
- A game of chance as defined in Subdivision 3 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
Authorized organizations may, upon the obtaining of a license from the Village Clerk, conduct games of chance within the village as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, as the same may be amended from time to time, 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, as the same may be amended from time to time.
The conduct of games of chance authorized by this chapter shall be subject to those restrictions contained in § 189 of the General Municipal Law and in other applicable statutory and case law and the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
Games of chance on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday," may be conducted pursuant to this chapter and appropriate statutes and regulations.
Any person, association, corporation or organization who or which shall make a false statement in any application for any license authorized to be issued for the conduct of games of chance in the village or any statement annexed thereto or who or which shall violate any of the provisions and restrictions contained in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall forfeit any license issued to him, her or it under this chapter authorizing the conduct of games of chance in the village and shall be ineligible to apply for another license for at least one year thereafter.
The Chief of Police of the Village of Phoenix Police Department shall exercise control over and supervision of all games of chance conducted under a duly authorized license. The Chief of Police shall have all those powers and duties set forth in and for the enforcement of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
This chapter shall become effective upon the approval of the same by a majority of the qualified electors of this village voting on a proposition therefor, duly submitted at a special election held within the Village of Phoenix on the sixth day of January 1982, and its publication in accordance with the Village Law.