[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of LaGrange 4-29-1981 by L.L. No. 3-1981 as Ch. 47 of the 1975 Code (originally adopted 10-4-1976, passing at mandatory referendum 11-2-1976). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bingo — See Ch. 78.
[Amended 6-26-2002 by L.L. No. 6-2002]
Pursuant to Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, the Town of LaGrange 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:
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization, other than a licensee under the provisions of Article 9-A 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 said article.
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 the receipts or net profits derived from the operation of such game.
No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of this article shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted 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 other authorized organizations.
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.
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $100 in any operation or conducting of a single game of chance as provided in § 186 of said article. No single wager shall exceed $10.
No series of prizes on any one occasion of games of chance shall aggregate more than $1,000 as provided in § 186 of said article.
No person, except a bona fide member of any such organization, its auxiliary or affiliated organization, shall participate in the management or operation of such game as set forth in § 195-c of said article.
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game.
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 Dutchess County Sheriff, the chief law enforcement officer designated for said Town.