[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of East Hampton 12-2-1977 as Ch. 48 of the 1977 Code (originally adopted 6-20-1958 by Ord. No. 26; amended in entirety 5-7-1963). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Dance halls — See Ch. 117.
The purpose of this ordinance is to amend an ordinance adopted by the Town Board of East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, dated June 20, 1958, authorizing the conduct of bingo in such town to change the reference in such local 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250 in any single game of bingo.
No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provisions of this local ordinance shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
This local ordinance shall take effect 30 days after enactment hereof as provided by § 497 of the General Municipal Law (after due publication and posting as provided by § 133 of the Town Law).
This amendment shall take effect 10 days after publication and posting as required by law.