[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hopatcong 8-3-2011 by Ord. No. 20-2011. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 129, Games of Chance, adopted 8-5-1982 by Ord. No. 23-82, as amended.
This chapter is for the purpose of regulating all games of chance held, operated or conducted within the Borough, pursuant to the Acts of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, known as the "Bingo Licensing Law," N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq., and the "Raffles Licensing Law," N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., and in accordance with the rules and regulations issued or to be promulgated by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission in the Department of State of the State of New Jersey. All applications, licenses and proceedings in connection therewith shall be subject to the provisions of the Acts and the rules and regulations and any laws, rules and regulations hereafter enacted and shall be further subject to the provisions of this chapter.
Organizations eligible for license. A license to conduct a game of chance as authorized by law shall not be issued to any organization unless it is established in good faith within the State of New Jersey and actively engaged in serving one or more of the authorized purposes as defined by the rules and regulations of the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission. The Municipal Clerk shall process all applications and issue the licenses.
Conduct of games on Sunday. It is lawful for the holder of a license for the operation of or conduct of games of chance issued by the Borough under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq., known as the "Bingo Licensing Law," and N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., known as the "Raffles Licensing Law," to operate or conduct such games of chance as are permitted under the aforesaid statutes on Sunday.
There shall be no fee charged by the Borough of Hopatcong to any qualifying organization hereunder. This waiver of fees is made pursuant to the provisions of N.J.A.C. 13:47-4.10(c). This waiver does not exempt any such qualifying organization from the payment of any valid fee imposed by the State of New Jersey.