[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga 8-30-2004 by L.L. No. 8-2004, approved at mandatory referendum 11-2-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION
- An authorized organization as defined in § 186, Subdivision 4 of the General Municipal Law.
- GAMES OF CHANCE
- Either a "bell jar" as defined in § 186, Subdivision 3-a of the General Municipal Law or "raffle" as defined in § 186, Subdivision 3-b of the General Municipal Law.
Authorized organizations may, upon obtaining a license from the Town Clerk, conduct games of chance within the Town of Saratoga as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and as provided further in this chapter. Such games of chance shall be conducted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and with the rules and regulations adopted by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
The conduct of games of chance shall be subject to the restrictions imposed by § 189 of the General Municipal Law.
The Saratoga County Sheriff shall exercise control over and supervision of all games of chance conducted under a duly authorized license. The Saratoga County Sheriff shall have all those powers and duties set forth for enforcement under Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Office of the Secretary of State, following its approval by a majority of the qualified voters of the Town of Saratoga voting on a proposition therefor, at an election held pursuant to the provisions of § 24 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.