City of Amsterdam, NY
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Amsterdam 6-10-1958 (approved at referendum 8-12-1958). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Games of chance — See Ch. 133.
[Amended 3-19-1963]
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in Section 476 of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, upon obtaining the required license to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the City of Amsterdam, subject to the provisions of this chapter, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and Article 19-B of the Executive Law and the following restrictions:
A. 
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.
B. 
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.
C. 
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.
D. 
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.
E. 
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250 in any single game of bingo.
F. 
No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
G. 
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
H. 
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.
I. 
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.
J. 
The game of bingo may be held, operated and conducted, under a license duly issued as provided by law, on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday."
[Added 11-20-1973]
The provisions of this chapter shall remain inoperative unless and until a proposition therefor is submitted at a special election to be held in conjunction with the primary day election on Tuesday, August 12, 1958, in the City of Amsterdam, and shall be approved by a vote of the majority of the qualified electors in the City of Amsterdam voting thereon. Such submission to the people of the City of Amsterdam for approval of this chapter shall be in accordance with § C131 of the Charter of the City of Amsterdam (L.1911, c. 242, as amended) and such other provisions of law as may be applicable to the adoption of an ordinance at a referendum. If approved, the effective date of this chapter shall be September 1, 1958.