[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Newton 6-8-1970 as Sec. 6-7 of the Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is for the purpose of regulating all games of chance held, operated or conducted within the Town, pursuant to the acts of the legislature of the State of New Jersey known as the "Bingo Licensing Law" and the "Raffles Licensing Law," and in accordance with the rules and regulations issued or to be promulgated by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission in the Department of Sate of the State of New Jersey. All applications, licenses and proceedings in connection therewith shall be subject to the provisions of the acts and the rules and regulations, and any laws, rules and regulations hereafter enacted, and shall be further subject to the provisions of this chapter.
Hours. No licensee authorized by law shall hold, operate or conduct any game of chance at the place where the game of chance is being conducted under any license, except between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and midnight.
[Amended 11-26-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-27]
Special police. All games of chance at which the general public may obtain admission shall be attended by two special police officers of the Town, whose duty it shall be to preserve order. Special police officers shall be paid by the person conducting the game, and shall be selected by the Chief of Police.
Organizations eligible for license. No license to conduct a game of chance as authorized by law shall be issued to any organization not having a bona fide status established in good faith within the State of New Jersey and actively engaged in serving one or more of the authorized purposes, as defined by the rules and regulations of the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission.
Games of chance during elections prohibited. No game of chance shall be conducted under any license at any time during which a general, municipal, primary, special, or board of education election is being held, and while the polls are open for voting.
[Added 2-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2]
[Added 8-14-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-13]
The issuing authority responsible for approving bingo and raffle licenses, as the same is defined in N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., shall be the Town Clerk.