[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Babylon 12-9-1969. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bazaars and fairs — See Ch. 79.
Cabarets — See Ch. 94.
Games of chance — See Ch. 130.
The purpose of this chapter is to authorize and regulate the conduct of bingo in the Town and to accomplish the purposes and objectives stated in Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law.
The terms "municipality," "bingo or game," "authorized organization," "lawful purposes," "net proceeds," "net lease," "authorized commercial lessor" and "limited period bingo," as used in this chapter, shall have the same meanings designated and stated in Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law.
No person other than an authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall be permitted to conduct bingo games within the territorial limits of the Town.
No person other than a licensee under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall conduct a bingo game or shall lease or otherwise make available for conducting bingo a hall or other premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect.
Conduct of games of bingo on the first day of each week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday," is hereby authorized under any license therefor, duly issued pursuant to this chapter.
The maximum rent for each occasion that may be paid by a licensee for the use of a hall or other premises for the conduct of a bingo game shall be limited to the sum of $150 for each occasion. In the event of undue hardship or unusual circumstances, the Town Board may grant permission for a higher rental fee.
No bingo games 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 profit derived from the operation of such game.
No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted for use in the conduct of bingo games from other than a supplier licensed under the Bingo Control Law or from another authorized organization.
The entire net proceeds of any game of bingo and of any rental paid in connection therewith shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250 in any single game of bingo.
No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
No person except a bona fide member of an organization licensed hereunder shall participate in the management or operation of a bingo game. Such person shall have been a bona fide member of such organization for at least one year prior to participation in the management or operation of such game.
No persons shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provisions of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.