[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Kinderhook 4-1-1958; approved by electors 4-29-1958 (Ch. 27 of the 1978 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — See Ch. 144.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor, as provided in Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Kinderhook, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law and the provisions of the State Lottery Control Law.
The following restrictions are placed upon the conduct of bingo games authorized hereby:
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization other than an authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law shall be permitted to conduct such games.
The entire net proceeds of any game shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
No single prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250.
No series of prizes on any one 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 such game.
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.
This ordinance shall take effect upon being approved by a majority of qualified electors of the Town of Kinderhook on a proposition therefor submitted at a general or special election held within the Town of Kinderhook.