[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Rochester 5-7-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998; passed at referendum 11-3-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is adopted 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 Local Law of the Town of Rochester."
The words and terms used in this chapter shall have the same meanings as such words and terms that are used in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, unless otherwise provided herein or unless the context requires a different meaning.
Pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of Subsection 1 of § 188 of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York and other applicable provisions of law, it shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor, (as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law) to conduct games of chance within the territorial limits of the Town of Rochester, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and the rules and regulations set forth by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board. The conduct of games of chance shall be subject to the restrictions imposed by § 189 of the General Municipal Law.
Games of chance may be commenced under any license issued pursuant to this chapter on Sunday between the hours of 12:00 noon and 12:00 midnight only, except that the application for a license may request approval to conduct such games of chance beyond midnight if the following day is a legal holiday. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, no games of chance will be conducted on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.
The powers and duties set forth in Subdivisions 1 and 2 of § 194 of the General Municipal Law shall be exercised by the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Ulster County.