[Code 1964, § 4-107; L.L. No. 3-1977, § 1]
As used in this article, the terms "authorized games of chance lessor," "authorized organization," "authorized supplier of games of chance equipment," "games of chance," "lawful purposes," "net lease," "net proceeds," "one occasion" and "prize" shall have the meanings designated in the definitions set forth in article 9-A [§ 185 et seq.] of the General Municipal Law.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- LICENSED PERIOD
- A period of time not to exceed 14 consecutive hours.
- The chief of police of the city or a deputy chief of police who shall be the "officer" designated in article 9-A [§ 185 et seq.] of the General Municipal Law as the chief law enforcement officer of this city.
- STATE BOARD
- The New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
[Code 1964, § 4-105; L.L. No. 3-1977, § 1]
The common council finds the raising of funds for the promotion of bona fide charitable, educational, scientific, health, religious, patriotic and other worthy causes, where the beneficiaries are undetermined, is in the public interest, and that the mandate of section 9 of article I of the state constitution, as amended, should be carried out by rigid regulations to prevent commercialized gambling, to prevent participation by criminal and other undesirable elements and to prevent the diversion of funds from the purposes authorized in this article.
[Code 1964, § 4-108; L.L. No. 3-1977, § 1]
The city clerk is delegated the authority granted to the common council by article 9-A [§ 185 et seq.] of the General Municipal Law in relation to the issuance, amendment and cancellation of licenses, the conduct of investigations and hearings and the collection and transmission of fees.
[Code 1964, § 4-109; L.L. No. 3-1977, § 1]
It is lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining license as provided in subsection (b) of this section, to conduct games of chance, subject to the provisions of law.
No person, other than an authorized organization licensed under the provisions of article 9-A [§ 185 et seq.] of the General Municipal Law, shall be permitted to conduct games of chance within the territorial limits of the city.