Town of Clarence, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Clarence 5-7-1958;[1] amended in its entirety 7-10-1963. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was approved at a referendum held 5-21-1958.

§ 63-1 Licensed games permitted.

It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, upon obtaining the required license, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Clarence, subject to the provisions of this chapter, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and Article 19-B of the Executive Law.

§ 63-2 License required.

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.

§ 63-3 Conduct on leased premises.

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.

§ 63-4 Licensed supplier required.

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[1] or from another authorized organization.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Executive Law § 430 et seq.

§ 63-5 Use of proceeds.

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.

§ 63-6 Prize limitations.

No prize shall exceed the sum or value of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) in any single game of bingo.

§ 63-7 Series of prizes limited.

No series of prizes on any one (1) bingo occasion shall aggregate more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.).

§ 63-8 Management and operation.

No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.

§ 63-9 Remuneration of management or operators unlawful.

No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.

§ 63-10 Penalties for offenses.

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

§ 63-11 Conduct on Sundays.

[Amended 1-20-1982 by resolution; 7-22-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
Authorized organizations that are licensed under the terms of this chapter, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and Article 19-B of the Executive Law may conduct bingo games on Sundays, unless otherwise revoked hereafter.