[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Warsaw 3-7-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983 (Ch. 22B of the 1965 Code of the Village of Warsaw). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is enacted pursuant to the authority of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York and shall be known as the "Games of Chance Law of the Village of Warsaw."
The words and terms used in this chapter shall have the same meanings as such words and terms are used in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law unless otherwise provided herein or the context requires a different meaning.
Authorized organizations may, upon obtaining a license from the Village Clerk, conduct games of chance within the Village of Warsaw as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and as provided further in this chapter. Such games of chance shall be conducted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and with the rules and regulations adopted by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and pursuant to this chapter.
The conduct of games of chance shall be subject to the restrictions imposed by § 189 of the General Municipal Law.
Games of chance may be conducted on Sunday pursuant to this chapter. However, no games of chance shall be conducted on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.
The Chief of Police of the Village of Warsaw Police Department shall exercise control over and supervision of all games of chance conducted under duly authorized licenses. The Chief of Police shall have all those powers and duties set forth in and for the enforcement of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing with the office of the Secretary of State, following its approval by majority of the qualified voters of the Village of Warsaw voting on a proposition therefor, at a general election held pursuant to the provisions of § 24 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.
Editor's Note: This chapter was approved at referendum by a majority of the qualified electors voting thereon on 5-10-1983.