[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ghent 5-15-1980 by L.L. No. 1-1980, approved at referendum 7-17-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is enacted pursuant to the authority of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and shall be known as the Games of Chance Law of the Town of Ghent.
The words and terms used in this chapter shall have the same meaning as such words and terms are used in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.
Games of chance may be conducted in the Town by an authorized organization, after obtaining a license therefor, in accordance with the provisions, requirements and limitations of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and this chapter.
The conduct of games of chance on Sundays is authorized, except as otherwise restricted in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
The powers and duties set forth in Subdivision 1 of § 194 of the General Municipal Law shall be exercised by the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the County of Columbia.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State after approval thereof by the voters of the Town voting thereon at a special Town election to be held pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law.
Editor's Note: This chapter was approved 7-17-1980.