[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Poughkeepsie 6-19-1968 (Part II, Ch. 3, Art. II, of the 1964 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — See Ch. 121.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license, to conduct the game of bingo within territorial limits of the Town of Poughkeepsie.
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization other than an authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall be permitted to conduct such games.
Each licensee shall conduct its bingo operations in conformity with and subject to the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, the provisions of the State Lottery Control Law and the provisions of this chapter.
Editor's Note: See Executive Law § 430 et seq.
The entire proceeds of any game shall be devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
No single prize shall exceed the sum of value of $1,000.
No series of prizes on any one occasion shall aggregate more than $3,000.
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.
[Amended 6-3-2009 by L.L. No. 22-2009]
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a Class A misdemeanor.
In addition to any other remedies set forth herein authorizing the Town to enforce the provisions of this chapter, establishing penalties, and setting forth additional remedies, the person charged with the responsibility to enforce the provisions of this chapter may impose a civil fine or agree to a civil fine not to exceed $1,000 per day for each day of the violation. If said civil fine is imposed, then the alleged violator may appeal to the Town Board.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license, to conduct a day game of bingo within territorial limits of the Town of Poughkeepsie on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday," subject to the rules and regulations for the conduct of bingo in the Town of Poughkeepsie from 2:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight.