[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Carneys Point 5-22-1991 as Ord. No. 508. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation to hold or operate a game of chance commonly known as "bingo," as such term is defined in N.J.S.A. 5:8-25, without first having obtained a license to do so from the Carneys Point Township Committee. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation to hold or operate a game of chance commonly known as a "raffle," as such term is defined in N.J.S.A. 5:8-51, without first having obtained a license to do so from the Carneys Point Township Committee.
The organizations eligible for issuance of a license for a game of bingo or a raffle shall be as defined in N.J.S.A. 5:8-25 and N.J.S.A. 5:8-52, respectively.
Each applicant for a license shall file with the Township Clerk a written application therefor in the form prescribed by the Legalized Games of Chance Commission. In addition to the information provided in said application, the applicant shall provide the following information:
The name and address of the applicant.
The date of incorporation or organization of the applicant and sufficient facts to verify that applicant is a bona fide organization or association of veterans of any war in which the United States has been engaged, a church or religious congregation or religious organization, a charitable, educational or fraternal organization, a civic or service club, a senior citizen association or club, an officially recognized volunteer fire company or an officially recognized volunteer first aid or rescue squad.
The names and addresses of the applicant's officers.
The specific kind or kinds of game or games of chance intended to be held, operated and conducted by the applicant.
The place or places where said game or games of chance are to be held.
The date or dates and the time or times when such game or games of chance are intended to be held.
The items of expense intended to be incurred or paid in connection with the holding, operating and conducting of such game or games of chance, and the names and addresses of the persons to whom and the purposes for which said expenses are to be paid.
The specific purposes to which the entire net proceeds of the game or games of chance are to be devoted and in what manner.
Verification that no commission, salary, compensation, reward or recompense will be paid to any person for holding, operating or conducting such game or games of chance, except as permitted by law.
Verification that no prize will be offered and given in cash, except as permitted by law.
The name of the active member or members of the applicant who shall be responsible for the proper conduct of the game or games of chance.
The fee for a license for a game of bingo or a raffle, which fee shall accompany the application for a license and shall be in the amount established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:8-27 or N.J.S.A. 5:8-53, as applicable, and the rules and regulations of the Legalized Games of Chance Commission.
Pursuant to the rules of the Legalized Games of Chance Commission, the conduct of games of bingo and raffles on Sundays is hereby authorized.
Any person, firm, partnership or corporation, or its agents or servants, violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both.