[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Andover 10-30-1973 as § 7-6 of the 1973 Code; as amended through Ord. No. 78-9. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be for the purpose of regulating all games of chance held, operated or conducted within the Township, pursuant to the acts of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey known as the Bingo Licensing Law and the Raffles Licensing Law, and in accordance with the rules and regulations issued or to be promulgated by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission in the Department of State of the State of New Jersey.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq. and 5:8-50 et seq., respectively.
All applications, licenses and proceedings in connection therewith shall be subject to the provisions of the Acts and the rules and regulations, and any laws, rules and regulations hereafter enacted; and shall be further subject to the provisions of this chapter.
No licensee authorized by law shall hold, operate or conduct any game of chance at the place where the game of chance is being conducted under any license except between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.
A license for holding, operating or conducting a licensed game of chance may provide that the game so licensed may be conducted under such license on Sunday, and the conduct of licensed games of chance within the Township on Sundays is authorized.
No license to conduct a game of chance as authorized by law shall be issued to any organization not having a bona fide situs established in good faith within the State of New Jersey and actively engaged in serving one or more of the authorized purposes as defined by the rules and regulations of the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission.
No game of change shall be conducted under any license at any time during which a general, municipal, primary, special or board of education election is being held, while the polls are open for voting at such election.
[Added 2-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-01]
The issuing authority for the Township responsible for approving bingo and raffle licenses shall be the Municipal Clerk. The issuing authority shall approve or deny all applications for bingo or raffle licenses with due expedition after the filing of the application. Applications must be filed with the Municipal Clerk, together with the required fees pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:47-4.9. The applicant must demonstrate in writing compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and regulations.