[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Amsterdam 8-18-1977 by L.L. No. 3-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bingo — See Ch. 81.
This chapter shall be known as the "Games of Chance Licensing Law."
The Common Council hereby declares that the raising of funds for promotion of bona fide charitable, educational, scientific, health, religious and patriotic causes and undertakings, where the beneficiaries are undetermined, is in the public interest.
All terms, including "authorized organizations" and "games of chance," shall be interpreted and defined in conformity with the meanings as set forth in Article 9-A, § 186, of the General Municipal Law, which by reference is made a part hereof.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor as hereinafter provided, to conduct games of chance within the territorial limits of the City of Amsterdam, subject to the provisions of such local law or ordinance, the provisions of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and the provisions set forth by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
[Added 12-19-1989 by L.L. No. 2-1989]
The conduct of games of chance under this chapter are hereby permitted between the hours of 12:00 noon and 12:00 midnight on Sundays pursuant to § 195 of the General Municipal Law.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon approval by the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the City of Amsterdam, voting upon a proposition for its approval by a referendum held in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, at the next general election to be held November 8, 1977.
Editor's Note: Local Law No. 3-1977 was approved by the majority of qualified voters at a general election held 11-8-1977.