[HISTORY: Derived from Sec. 7-7 of the 1969 Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Spotswood (adopted by the Borough Council 5-11-1970 by Ord. No. 278, as amended through 9/94). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Licensing — See Ch. 127.
This chapter is for the purpose of regulating all games of chance held, operated or conducted within the Borough, 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 State 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 to any laws, rules and regulations hereafter enacted; and shall be further subject to the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 10-2-1995 by Ord. No. 1995-592]
No license 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 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., these hours to be governed by Eastern standard time and daylight saving time when in effect in the Borough.
No license to conduct a game of chance as authorized by law shall be issued to any organization not having a bona fide situs 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.
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 while the polls are open for voting.
[Added 2-12-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-02]
The Borough Clerk is hereby delegated the authority to act as the issuing authority to approve the granting of raffle and bingo licenses.