[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cooperstown 2-22-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Games of Chance Law of the Village of Cooperstown."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION
- An authorized organization as defined in Subdivision 4 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
- GAMES OF CHANCE
- A game of chance as defined in Subdivision 3 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
Authorized organizations may, upon obtaining a license from the Village Clerk, conduct games of chance within the Village of Cooperstown 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 State of New York and with the rules and regulations adopted by the New York Racing and Wagering Board and pursuant to this chapter.
The conduct of games of chance shall be subject to the restrictions imposed by § 189 of the General Municipal Law.
Games of chance may be conducted on Sunday pursuant to this chapter. However, no games of chance shall be conducted on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.
The Chief of Police of the Village of Cooperstown Police Department or any other police agency having the Village of Cooperstown as its jurisdiction shall exercise control over and supervision of all games of chance conducted under duly authorized license and shall have all those powers and duties set forth in and for the enforcement of 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 majority of the qualified voters of the Village of Cooperstown voting on a proposition therefor, at a general election held pursuant to the provisions of § 24 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.
Editor's Note: This chapter was passed at the election held on 3-8-1994.