[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Parma 12-4-1986 pursuant to a proposition passed at the 1985 general election. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this article is to authorize the conduct of bingo in the town and to restrict 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.
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.
In addition to the several restrictions imposed by the laws of the State of New York, the following further restriction is hereby imposed on the conduct of such games in the Town of Parma: no games of chance shall be conducted under any license issued under this article on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as Sunday.
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, lease 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 $1,000 in any single game of bingo.
No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $3,000.
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this article shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
This article shall be known as the "Games of Chance Licensing Law."
The definitions as set forth in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York are incorporated in this article as if set forth in full herein.
Subject to the provisions contained herein, the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, the provisions of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and the Constitution of the State of New York and all amendments of the aforesaid statutes, rules and regulations, it shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor, under the provisions of this article, to conduct games of chance within the territorial limits of the Town of Parma.
The provisions of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, and any amendments thereto, shall control the licensing of organizations and conduct of games of chance in the Town of Parma, and this article incorporates all of the provisions of said statue by reference as if set forth in full herein.
The conduct of games of chance on Sundays is only permitted when it is specifically provided for in the license issued. No games, however, shall be conducted on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.