[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Glens Falls 8-17-1977 (Ch. 51 of the 1967 Code). Section 118-3C amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This legislation was approved 11-7-1978 by a majority of the electors voting thereon.
The words and phrases used in this chapter shall, for the purpose of this chapter, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in § 186 of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, upon obtaining the required license therefor, to conduct games of chance within the territorial limits of the City of Glens Falls, subject to the provisions of this chapter and Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
The conduct of games of chance authorized by this chapter shall be subject to the following restrictions:
No person, firm, partnership, corporation or organization other than a licensee under the provisions of § 191 of the General Municipal Law shall conduct such game or shall lease or otherwise make available for conducting games of chance premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect.
No game of chance 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 9A of the General Municipal Law shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted for use in the conduct of games of chance from other than a supplier licensed by the Board or from another authorized organization.
The entire net proceeds of any game of chance shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same, and the net proceeds of any rental derived therefrom shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the authorized games-of-chance lessor.
No single prize shall exceed the sum or value of $100, except that for merchandise wheels, no single price shall exceed the sum or value of $250. No single wager shall exceed $2.
No authorized organization shall award a series of prizes consisting of merchandise with an aggregate value in excess of $1,000 during the successive operations of any one merchandise wheel.
In addition to merchandise wheels, no more than five other single types of games of chance shall be conducted during any one license period.
Except for merchandise wheels, no series of prizes on any one occasion shall aggregate more than $200 when the licensed authorized organization conducts five single types of games of chance during any one license period. Except for merchandise wheels, no series of prizes on any one occasion shall aggregate more than $250 when the licensed authorized organization conducts fewer than five single types of games of chance, exclusive of merchandise wheels, during any one license period.
Except for the limitations on the sum or value for single prizes and series of prizes, no limit shall be imposed on the sum or value of prizes awarded to any one participant during any occassion or any license period.
No person except a bona fide member of the licensed authorized organization shall participate in the management of such games. No person except a bona fide member of the licensed authorized organization, its auxiliary or affiliated organization shall participate in the operation of such game as set forth in § 195-c of the General Municipal Law.
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game.
No authorized organization shall extend credit to a person to participate in playing a game of chance.
No game of chance shall be conducted on other than the premises of an authorized organization or an authorized game-of-chance lessor.
The unauthorized conduct of a game of chance shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.