[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of DeWitt 4-24-1972. Section 64-1 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — See Ch. 104.
Editor's Note: The ordinance adopted this date was passed at referendum 11-7-1972.
Pursuant to Subdivision 2 of § 9 of Article I of the State Constitution, it shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in § 476 of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, upon obtaining the required license, to conduct bingo games within the territorial limits of the Town of DeWitt on any day of the week, subject to the provisions of this chapter, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, Article 19-B of the Executive Law, the rules and regulations of the State Racing and Wagering Board and the following restrictions:
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization, other than a licensee under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, shall conduct such game or shall lease or otherwise make available for conducting bingo a hall or other premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect.
No bingo games 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 Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted for use in the conduct of bingo games from other than a supplier licensed under the Bingo Control Law or from another authorized organization.
Editor's Note: Article 19-B of the Executive Law, § 430 et seq.
The entire net proceeds of any game of bingo 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 two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) in any single game of bingo.
No series of prizes on any one (1) bingo occasion shall aggregate more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.).
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 game of bingo.
Limited-period bingo shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the Board.
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.