[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Kent 4-7-1958; approved by electors 5-3-1958; amended in its entirety 3-26-1973. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to amend the ordinance, adopted 4-7-1958, of the Town of Kent, 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 in this amended chapter restrictions and provisions concerning the game of bingo as required by Section 479 of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, as amended by Chapter 438 of the Laws of 1962.
The game of "bingo," as defined and authorized by Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, including the conduct of such game on Sunday, shall be legalized and permitted within the Town of Kent.
The procedure for the issuing of licenses therefor, the conduct of the game, the restrictions and regulations governing the same and all other matters pertaining thereto shall be the same as described in said Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and shall also comply with each and every provision of this chapter.
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 except from another authorized organization.
The entire net proceeds of any game of bingo and of any rental shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250 in any single game of bingo.
No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
No person except a bona fide member of any authorized 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 this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
Any amendments or changes in said Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York which may hereafter be made by the Legislature of the State of New York and which shall be applicable to the Town of Kent shall become and be a part of this chapter and effective at the time such amendments or changes become generally effective in the State of New York.