[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southport 8-12-1980 by ordinance and approved at mandatory referendum 11-4-1980; amended in its entirety 2-14-1995 by ordinance (Res. No. 82-95) (Ch. 82 of the 1975 Municipal Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Bingo — See Ch. 219.
This chapter shall be known and be cited as an "Ordinance Authorizing the Conduct of Games of Chance by Certain Organizations."
The Town Board hereby declares that the raising of funds for the promotion of bona fide charitable, education, scientific, health, religious and patriotic causes and undertakings, where the beneficiaries are undetermined, may be in the best public interest.
The words and terms used in this chapter shall have the same meanings as such words and terms as are defined in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, as amended.
Authorized organizations may, upon obtaining a license from the Town Clerk, conduct games of chance within the Town of Southport as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and as provided further by this chapter. Such games of chance shall be conducted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and pursuant to this chapter.
The conduct of games of chance shall be subject to restrictions imposed by § 189 of the General Municipal Law.
Games of chance may be conducted on Sunday, pursuant to this chapter; however, no games of chance shall be conducted on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or New Year's Day.
The Town Board or the Police Department of the Town of Southport as its chief law enforcement officer shall have and exercise rigid control and close supervision over all games of chance conducted under this chapter, to the end that the same are fairly conducted in accordance with the provisions of any license issued hereunder, the provisions of the rules and regulations promulgated by the Town Board and the provisions of this chapter and Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, as amended.