[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Waterford 10-2-1958; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — See Ch. 95.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in § 476 of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, upon obtaining the required license, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Waterford, subject to the provisions of this chapter, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, Article 19-B of the Executive Law and the following restrictions:
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization, other than a licensee under the provisions of Article 14-H, 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 game 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.
The entire net proceeds of any game shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
No single prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250.
No series of prizes on any one occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
No person, except a bona fina member of any such 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 such game.
No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-H shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adopted for use in the conduct of bingo games from other than a supplier licensed under the Bingo Control Law or from another authorized organization.
The making of any false statement in any application for a license or in any statement annexed thereto or any other violation of the provisions of said Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law or any violation of the terms of such license shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall subject the offender to forfeiture of license and shall render the offender ineligible to apply for a license for a license for one year thereafter, all pursuant to the provisions of § 495 of the General Municipal Law.