Village of Phoenix, NY
Oswego County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Phoenix 6-26-1958, approved by referendum 7-15-1958 (Ch. 9 of the 1993 Code); amended 4-16-1963. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Games of chance — See Ch. 107.
The terms "bingo" or "game" and "authorized organization" as referred to in this chapter shall have the same meanings as defined in § 476 of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Restrictions upon the conduct of bingo games authorized by this chapter are as follows:
A. 
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 direct or indirect consideration whatsoever.[1]
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
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.
C. 
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 or from another authorized organization.
D. 
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.
E. 
No prize in any single game of bingo shall exceed the amount set by the State of New York Racing and Wagering Board.
[Amended 6-20-1995 by L.L. No. 4-1995]
F. 
No series of prizes in any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than the amounts set by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
[Amended 6-20-1995 by L.L. No. 4-1995]
G. 
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
H. 
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.
I. 
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.
Chapter 107, Games of Chance, shall also apply to this chapter for bingo. If any provision of Chapter 107, Games of Chance, is inconsistent herewith, this chapter shall be controlling.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).