[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Thomaston 7-14-1980 by L.L. No. 19-1980 as Ch. 67 of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no person shall operate or conduct or permit others to operate or conduct on real property owned or under the control of such person a game of chance within the Village of Thomaston. For the purposes of this chapter, the term "game of chance" shall mean and include specific games of chance in which prizes are awarded on the basis of a designated winning number or numbers, color or colors, symbol or symbols determined by chance, but not including games commonly known as "bingo" or "lotto," which are controlled under Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and also not including "slot machines," "bookmaking" and "policy or numbers games," as defined in § 225.00 of the Penal Law of the State of New York.
This chapter shall not become operative or take effect unless and until a proposition therefor submitted at the next general election of village officers shall be approved by a vote of a majority of the qualified electors voting thereon. Upon approval by said electors, this chapter shall be effective immediately upon filing pursuant to § 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.
Editor's Note: This referendum was held at the annual village election 3-21-1978, at which a majority of the voting electors approved thereof.