[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Amenia 10-4-1976; amended in its entirety during codification (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art II). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Bingo — See Ch. 40.
This chapter shall be acceptable to all territories within the limits of the Town of Amenia.
It shall hereinafter be declared lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor, to conduct specific games of chance, as defined in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, but not including games commonly known as "bingo" or "lotto," which are allowed and controlled under Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, and also not including slot machines, bookmaking and policy or numbers games, as defined in § 225.00 of the Penal Law. No game of chance shall involve wagering of money by one player against another.
An authorized organization shall be one which meets the requirements of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
In accordance with Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, the conduct of games shall be subject to the following restrictions:
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization, other than a licensee under the provisions of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, shall conduct such game or shall lease or otherwise make available for conducting games of chance a hall or other premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect, except as provided in § 190 of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
No game of chance 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 9-A of the General Municipal Law shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted for use in the conduct of games of chance from anyone other than a supplier licensed by the Board or from another organized organization.
Editor's Note: "The Board" refers to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
The entire net proceeds of any game of chance and of any rental shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization committed to conduct the same.
No prize or wager shall exceed the amount provided in § 189 of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
No series of prizes on any one occasion of games of chance shall aggregate more than the amount as provided in § 189 of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization, its auxiliary or affiliated organizations shall participate in the management or operation of such game, as set forth in § 195-c of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of such game.
The unauthorized conduct of a game of chance shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
All applications for licenses shall be made to the Town Clerk in accordance with the regulations and references contained in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
The powers and duties as set forth in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law shall be performed and exercised by the chief law enforcement officer of the County of Dutchess.
All fines and penalties shall be as set forth in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
This chapter is subject to a mandatory referendum in accordance with Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and shall take effect upon proper approval thereunder.
Games of chance may be played on Sundays, provided that no such games shall begin prior to the time set by Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.