Town of Kinderhook, NY
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Kinderhook 3-14-1977 by L.L. No. 2-1977; approved by electors 7-19-1977 (Ch. 53 of the 1978 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Bingo — See Ch. 86.
The words and phrases used in this chapter shall, for the purpose of this chapter, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in § 186 of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, upon obtaining the required license therefor, to conduct games of chance within the territorial limits of the Town of Kinderhook, subject to the provisions of this chapter and Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
The conduct of games of chance authorized by this chapter shall be subject to the following restrictions:
A. 
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.
B. 
No games 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.
C. 
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 other than a supplier licensed by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board or from another authorized organization.
D. 
The entire net proceeds of any game of chance and of any rental shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
E. 
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $100 in any operation or conducting of a single game of chance as provided in § 186 of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law. No single wager shall exceed $10.
F. 
No series of prizes on any one occasion of games of chance shall aggregate more than $1,000 as provided in § 186 of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
G. 
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization, its auxiliary or affiliated organization 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.
H. 
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game.
I. 
The unauthorized conduct of a game of chance shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
This chapter shall not become operative or effective unless and until it shall have been approved by a majority of the electors voting on a proposition submitted at a general or special election held within the Town of Kinderhook who are qualified to vote for officers of the Town of Kinderhook.