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Town of Bethlehem, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Bethlehem as indicated in article histories. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licensed amusements — See Ch. 37.
[Adopted 1-28-1959; amended in its entirety 4-24-1963]
The purpose of this article is to amend an ordinance adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Bethlehem, Albany County, New York, dated January 28,1959, authorizing the conduct of bingo in such Town, to change the reference in such ordinance from Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law to Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, as so renumbered by Chapter 438 of the Laws of 1962, and to set forth therein the following additional amended and renumbered restrictions concerning the conduct of the game of bingo by an authorized organization in such Town as required by § 479 of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, as amended by Chapter 438 of the Laws of 1962:
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.
[Adopted 5-11-1977]
This article is adopted pursuant to the authority of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York and shall be known as the "Games of Chance Ordinance of the Town of Bethlehem."
A. 
The words and terms used in this article shall have the meanings such words and terms have in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, unless otherwise provided herein or unless the context requires a different meaning.
B. 
The following words and terms shall have the meanings indicated:
OFFICER
The chief law enforcement officer of the Town.
TOWN
The Town of Bethlehem.
Games of chance may be conducted in the Town by an authorized organization, after obtaining a license therefor, in accordance with the provisions, requirements and limitations of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and this chapter.
[Added 6-28-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]
This article shall allow the sale of bell jar tickets on Sunday, except for Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.