[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Alden 6-20-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994 (Ch. 12B of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Game rooms and amusement devices — See Ch. 205.
This chapter is enacted pursuant to the authority of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York and shall be known as the "Games of Chance Law of the Town of Alden."
The words and terms used in this chapter shall have the same meanings as such words and terms are used in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, unless otherwise provided herein or unless the context requires a different meaning.
Games of chance may be conducted in the Town by an authorized organization after obtaining a license therefor from the Town Clerk of the Town of Alden, in accordance with the provision, requirements and limitations of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, the rules and regulations of the New York State Gaming Commission and this chapter.
Games may be conducted under a license as frequently as permitted under General Municipal Law § 195-b.
The conduct of games of chance on Sundays is authorized, and licenses issued by the Town Clerk should specifically so provide, except as otherwise provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, and in no event shall such games of chance be conducted on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.
Restrictions on the conduct of games of chance as authorized herein shall be as contained in § 189 of the General Municipal Law.
The sale of alcoholic beverages at games of chance shall be as authorized in § 194, Subdivision 3, of the General Municipal Law, subject to the applicable provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
The chief law enforcement officer of the Town, the Erie County Sheriff, shall exercise control over and supervision of all games of chance conducted under an appropriately issued license. Such officer shall have all those powers and duties set forth in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
The fee payable to the Town Clerk upon issuance of a license shall be as established by resolution of the Town Board.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon proper posting and publication, as provided in the Town Law, provided that a referendum at the general election held for the purpose of submitting this chapter for approval by the electorate pursuant to the provisions of law a majority of the qualified electors of the Town, voting at said referendum, shall approve the same by voting for adoption of said chapter.
Editor's Note: This chapter passed at a referendum held 11-8-1994.