[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Glens Falls as Ch. 17 of the 1967 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined by § 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 City of Glens Falls, subject to the provisions of 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 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 games 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.
Editor's Note: See § 430 et seq. of the Executive Law.
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 prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250 in any single game of bingo.
No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
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 provision of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
Upon application to the City Clerk, any group licensed to hold bingo games on a specific day of the week which is forced or chooses to miss a regularly scheduled game because of a conflict with a religious holiday shall be entitled to make up a maximum of four such missed games on Sunday afternoons between 12:00 noon and 10:00 p.m. for a two-hour period. The City Clerk shall designate the dates for the makeup games.