[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Berlin as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-19-1993 by Ord. No. 93-20]
The Municipal Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to license, pursuant to the provisions set forth below, all bona fide organizations and associations to hold and operate games of chance, commonly known as a "raffle" or "raffles" as provided for in N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq.
Applications for raffle licenses shall be filed with the Municipal Clerk in writing and on forms prescribed by the rules and regulations duly adopted from time to time by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission of the State of New Jersey.
The governing body of Berlin Borough is hereby authorized to make or cause to be made the required investigations of the qualifications of each applicant for such license and the merits of each application for such license, as expeditiously as possible subsequent to the filing of the application. In the event that the governing body determines that the applicant is duly qualified to hold, operate and conduct a raffle or raffles, as set forth herein, the governing body shall so certify by resolution to the Municipal Clerk, who shall issue an appropriate license upon the payment of a license fee as established from time to time by the Raffles Licensing Law referred to in § 173-1 above.
No license issued, as provided herein, shall be effective for a period longer than one year, and all such licenses shall expire on December 31 of each year.
Games of chance may be conducted under any license issued pursuant to the provisions hereof on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday."
No person under the age of 18 years shall be permitted to participate in any game or games of chance held, operated or conducted pursuant to any license issued as herein provided.
No game or games of chance shall be held, operated or conducted under any license issued as herein provided more often than six days in any one calendar month or in any room or outdoor area where alcoholic beverages are sold or served during the progress of the game or games.
All games of chance authorized herein shall be held, operated or conducted and all licensees shall keep the necessary books and file the required reports as provided by said law and the rules and regulations duly adopted from time to time by said Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission of the State of New Jersey.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding 90 days or shall be subject to a fine not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, or both, or required to serve a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the court, and each day's continuance of the violation shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.