[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Saratoga Springs 8-15-1977 as Ch. 49A of the 1970 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bingo — See Ch. 79.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Games of Chance Licensing Law of the City of Saratoga Springs, 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, except that such "authorized organizations" shall be limited to those located within the City of Saratoga Springs and which have their offices and conduct the majority of their business or activity within the City of Saratoga Springs.
- The City of Saratoga Springs, New York.
- GAME OF CHANCE
- A game of chance is defined in Subdivision 3 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
Authorized organizations may, upon the obtainment of a license from the Clerk of the City of Saratoga Springs, conduct games of chance within the City of Saratoga Springs 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.
Games of chance on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday," may be conducted pursuant to this chapter and appropriate statute and regulation.
The chief law enforcement officer, the Commissioner of Public Safety of the City of Saratoga Springs, New York, shall exercise control over and supervision of all games of chance conducted under an appropriately issued license. Such officer shall have all those powers and duties set forth in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.