[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Elmira 11-1-1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — See Ch. 129.
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 Elmira, excluding that portion of the Village of Elmira Heights within the Town of Elmira, on any day of the week, including the first day of the week commonly known and designated as "Sunday," subject to the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and 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 of the General Municipal Law, 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.
No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted 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 entire net proceeds of any game of bingo and of any rental shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
No person except a bona fide 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 game of bingo.
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provisions of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.