[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Fort Edward 9-2-77 by L.L. No. 2-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bingo - See Ch. 31.
This chapter shall be known as the "Games of Chance Local Law of the Town of Fort Edward, New York."
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.
- GAMES OF CHANCE
- A "game of chance" as defined in Subdivision 3 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
Authorized organizations may, upon obtaining a license from the Clerk of the Town of Fort Edward, New York, conduct games of chance within the Town of Fort Edward 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 general state law and with the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and this chapter.
The conduct of games of chance authorized by this chapter shall be subject to those restrictions contained in § 189 of the General Municipal Law and in other applicable statutory and case laws and the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
Games of chance on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday," may be conducted pursuant to this chapter and appropriate statutes and regulations.
The police officers of the Washington County Sheriff's Department shall exercise control over and supervision of all games of chance conducted under an appropriately issued license. Such officers shall have all those powers and duties set forth in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
Any person, association, corporation or organization who or which shall make any false statement in any application for any license authorized to be issued for the conduct of games of chance in the Town of Fort Edward or in any statement annexed thereto or who or which shall violate any of the provisions and restrictions contained in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall forfeit any license issued to it under this chapter authorizing the conduct of games of chance in the Town of Fort Edward and shall be ineligible to apply for another license for at least one (1) year thereafter.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon the filing with the Secretary of State's office following its approval at referendum by a majority of qualified voters voting thereon at a general election held pursuant to the provisions of § 23 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.
Editor's Note: This chapter was approved at referendum 11-8-77.