Town of Williamson, NY
Wayne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Williamson 8-8-1978 by L.L. No. 4-1978. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bingo — See Ch. 63.
This chapter shall be known as the "Games of Chance Law of the Town of Williamson."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
An authorized organization as defined in Subdivision 4 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
The Wayne County Sheriff until the Town of Williamson establishes its own police department and thereafter the officer who is the head of the town's law enforcement agency.
[Added 11-11-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980]
A "game of chance" as defined in Subdivision 3 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
The Town of Williamson.
Authorized organizations may, upon the obtainment of a license from the Clerk of the Town of Williamson, conduct games of chance within the Town of Williamson as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law 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.
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization, other than a licensee under the provisions of this chapter, 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, except as provided in § 190 of the General Municipal Law.
No game 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 this chapter shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted for use in the conduct of games of chance from other than a supplier licensed by the Board or from another authorized organization.
The entire net proceeds of any game of chance and of any rental shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the game.
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $100 in any operation or conducting of a single game of chance as provided in § 186 of the General Municipal Law. No single wager shall exceed $10.
No series of prizes on any one occasion of games of chance shall aggregate more than $1,000 as provided in § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization, its auxiliary or affiliated organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game, as set forth in § 195-c of the General Municipal Law.
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game.
The unauthorized conduct of a game of chance shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
Games of chance on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday," may be conducted pursuant to this chapter and appropriate statute and regulation.
The chief law enforcement officer shall exercise control over and supervision of all games of chance conducted under an appropriately issued license. Such officer shall have all those powers and duties set forth in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State's office, following its approval at referendum by a majority of qualified voters voting thereon at a general election held pursuant to the provisions of § 23 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.[1]
Editor's Note: This local law was approved at referendum 11-7-1978.