Town of Red Hook, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Red Hook 9-30-1976 (Ch. 31 of the 1976 Code). Section 81-2E amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, the Town of Red Hook, New York, hereby authorizes the conduct of games of chance by authorized organizations, as described in § 186, Subdivision 4, of the General Municipal Law, upon any such organization obtaining a license therefor, as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
The conduct of such games of chance, in addition to the provisions or restrictions contained in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, shall be subject to the following restrictions:
A. 
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization, other than a licensee under the provisions of the General Municipal Law, shall conduct such game or shall lease or otherwise make available for conducting games of chance a hall or other premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect, except as provided in § 190 of the General Municipal Law.
B. 
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 receipts or net profits derived from the operation of such game.
C. 
No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of the General Municipal Law shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designated or adopted for use in the conduct of games of chance from other than a supplier licensed by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board or from another authorized organization.
D. 
The entire net profits of any game of chance and of any rental shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
E. 
No single prize shall exceed the sum or value of $300, except that for merchandise wheels, no single prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250. No single wager shall exceed $6. [1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
F. 
No series of prizes on any one occasion of games of chance shall aggregate more than $1,000, as provided in § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
G. 
No person, except a bona fide member of any such organization, shall participate in the management or operation of such game as set forth in § 195-c of the General Municipal Law.
H. 
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game.
I. 
The unauthorized conduct of a game of chance shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
The powers and duties, as provided in Subdivision 1 of § 194 of the General Municipal Law, shall be exercised by the chief law enforcement officer of the County of Dutchess (Sheriff's office).
This chapter is subject to a mandatory referendum to be held at the general election of November 2, 1976. [1]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was approved by referendum at the general election held on 11-2-1976.