City of Beacon, NY
Dutchess County
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[Adopted by the Council of the City of Beacon 1-20-1958. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusements — See Ch. 83.
Games of chance — See Ch. 127.

§ 89-1 Authorization.

It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor as provided by Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the City of Beacon, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law and the provisions of the State Lottery Control Law.

§ 89-2 License required.

No person, firm, association, corporation or organization, other than an authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law, shall be permitted to conduct such games.

§ 89-3 Use of proceeds.

The entire net proceeds of any game shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the game.

§ 89-4 Prize limits.

A. 
No single prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250.
B. 
No series of prizes on any one occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.

§ 89-5 Management and operation restrictions.

A. 
No person, except a bona fide member of any such organization, shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
B. 
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game.

§ 89-6 Penalties for offenses.

The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any wilful violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.

§ 89-7 Referendum required.

This chapter, which is subject to a mandatory referendum, shall not take effect unless and until approved by a majority of the qualified voters of said City of Beacon voting thereon at a general or special election.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: This chapter was approved at referendum at a special election 3-25-1958.