[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mamaroneck 12-13-1976 as L.L. No. 4-1977, effective 3-25-1977. (Local Law No. 4-1977 was approved 3-15-1977 at a mandatory referendum by a majority of the qualified electors of the Village of Mamaroneck and included as Sec. 11 of Ch. 7 of the Unified Code of Ordinances.) Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bingo — See Ch. 116.
This chapter shall be known as the "Games of Chance Local Law of the Village of Mamaroneck."
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, as it may be, from time to time, amended.
- GAME OF CHANCE
- A game of chance as defined in Subdivision 3 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law, as it may be, from time to time, amended.
- The Village of Mamaroneck.
Authorized organizations may, upon the obtainment of a license from the Clerk of the Village of Mamaroneck, conduct games of chance within the territorial limits of the Village of Mamaroneck, 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.
The following restrictions shall apply to the conduct of games of chance authorized by this chapter:
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization, other than a licensee under the provisions of this chapter and 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 the General Municipal Law.
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 chapter and Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law 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 from another authorized organization.
The entire net proceeds of any games 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 one hundred dollars ($100.) in any operation or conducting of a single game of chance, as provided in § 186 of the General Municipal Law. No single wager shall exceed ten dollars ($10.).
No series of prizes on any one (1) occasion of games of chance shall aggregate more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.), as provided in § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization or its auxiliary or affiliated organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game, as set forth in § 195-c of the General Municipal Law,
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.
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 of the Village of Mamaroneck, the Chief of Police, shall exercise control 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.