[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Union City 1-7-1997 as § 8-9 of the 1996 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is for the purpose of regulating all games of chance held, operated or conducted within the City, pursuant to the Acts of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey known as the "Bingo Licensing Law" (N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq.) and the "Raffles Licensing Law," (N.J.S.A. 5:8-58 et seq.) and in accordance with the rules and regulations issued or to be promulgated by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission in the Department of State of the State of New Jersey. All applications, licenses and proceedings in connection therewith shall be subject to the provision of the Acts and the rules and regulations, and any laws, rules and regulations hereafter enacted and shall be further subject to the provisions of this chapter.
No licensee authorized by law shall hold, operate or conduct any game of chance under any license except between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., except as permitted under § 196-5 of this chapter.
No license to conduct a game of chance, as authorized by law, shall be issued to any organization not having a bona fide situs established in good faith within the State of New Jersey and actively engaged in serving one or more of the authorized purposes, as defined by the rules and regulations of the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission.
No game of chance shall be conducted under any license at any time during which a general, municipal, primary, special or Board of Education election is being held while the polls are open for voting at such election.
Organizations and associations duly licensed to hold and operate legalized games of chance are authorized to hold, conduct and operate legalized games of chance in the City on Sundays between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and midnight.