[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wood-Ridge 7-8-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-8 (Ch. 152 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance, as defined in the Bingo Licensing Law (N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq.), the Raffles Licensing Law (N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq.), and Chapter 47 of Title 13 of the New Jersey Administrative Code, may hereafter be conducted in the Borough of Wood-Ridge on Sunday by any person holding a valid license to do so duly issued by the Borough of Wood-Ridge pursuant to and in compliance with said statutes and code.
[Added 9-15-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-16]
A license shall be required for any bona fide organization or association of veterans of any war in which the United States has been engaged, churches or religious congregations and religious organizations, charitable, educational and fraternal organizations, civic and service clubs, volunteer fire companies and volunteer first-aid or rescue squads to hold and operate games of chance of, and restricted to the specific kind of game of chance commonly known as, "bingo," or the specific kind of game or games of chance commonly known as a "raffle," played by drawing for prizes or the allotment of prizes by chance by the selling of shares or tickets or rights to participate in such game or games and by conducting the game or games accordingly, when the entire net proceeds of such games of chance are to be devoted to educational and charitable, patriotic, religious or public-spirited uses and for any such organization or association, church, congregation, society, club, company or squad.
Each applicant for such license shall file with the Clerk a written application therefor, stating the name and address of the applicant, the names and addresses of its officers, the specific kind of games of chance intended to be held, the place or places where and the date or dates and the time or times when such games of chance are intended to be held, the specific purposes to which the entire net proceeds of such games of chance are to be devoted and in what manner, and containing a statement, executed by the applicant and by a member or members so designated, that he or they will be responsible for the holding, operation and conduct of such games of chance in accordance with the provisions of the rules and regulations governing the holding, operation and conduct of such games as described in the aforementioned New Jersey statutes.
The licensing municipality shall charge a fee equal to the amount charged by the schedule set forth by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission. For bingo the yearly fee shall not exceed $200.
No license for the holding, operation and conduct of any game or games of chance shall be issued under this chapter which shall be effective for a period of more than one year.
The Borough Clerk is hereby authorized to approve the granting of permits and licenses in the Borough of Wood-Ridge, which shall be memorialized at the next public meeting of the Borough Council. Upon the initial granting of said permit or license, the Borough Clerk shall be permitted to issue said permit or license, if the applicant is so entitled, and collect a fee, which is to be deposited with the appropriate Borough official.
[Added 4-10-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-8]