[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Lockport 12-6-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: The Town Board approved the holding of games of chance in the Town on July 12, 1989, which proposition was then approved at the general election held on November 7, 1989.
This chapter shall be titled the “Games of Chance Ordinance of the Town of Lockport.”
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION
- An authorized organization as defined in Subdivision 4 of
§ 186 of the General Municipal Law.[Amended 12-3-2003 by L.L. No. 6-2003]
- GAMES OF CHANCE
- A game of chance as defined in Subdivisions 3 and 3-a of § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
Authorized organizations may, upon obtaining a license from the Town Clerk, conduct games of chance within the Town of Lockport 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.
Editor's Note: Said Board is now the New York State Gaming Commission.
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 Niagara County Sheriff shall exercise control over and supervision of all games of chance conducted under duly authorized license. The Sheriff shall have all those powers and duties set forth in and for the enforcement of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.