[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Hackensack 12-20-1982 as Ord. No. 34-82. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq. and 5:8-50 et seq., bingo licenses and raffle licenses may be issued to any organization or association of veterans of any war in which the United States was engaged, any church or religious congregations and religious organizations, charitable, educational and fraternal organizations, civic and service clubs, officially organized volunteer fire companies and officially recognized volunteer first aid or rescue squads, to hold and operate games of chance of and restricted to bingo or raffles.
Senior citizen associations or clubs may be issued bingo licenses when the entire net proceeds are to be devoted to support such organizations, in accordance with P.L. 1973, c. 127, § 1, N.J.S.A. 5:8-25.
A special license may be issued to any senior citizen association or club desiring to hold, operate and conduct games of chance, solely for the purpose of amusement and recreation of its members, provided that the following provisions are complied with:
The games of chance shall be held, operated and conducted where no player or other person furnishes anything of value for the opportunity to participate.
The prizes to be awarded are nominal.
No other person other than a bona fide active member of the organization participates in the conduct of the games.
No person is paid for conducting or assisting in the conduct of the game or games.
The special license shall be issued without fee and shall be effective for a period of two years.
The bingo and raffle licenses described in § 64-1 of this chapter shall be issued only upon successful completion of the requirements stated in N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq. and 5:8-50 et seq., respectively.
Senior citizen associations or clubs holding, operating and conducting games of chance solely for the amusement and recreation of its members under said special license shall not be subject to the provisions of the act with regard to licensing and other requirements of N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq.
Raffle licenses may be issued to organizations designated in § 64-1 of this chapter for the conduct of raffles, under any raffles licenses issued pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq. and 5:8-50 et seq., to be conducted on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday."