Town of Webster, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Webster 4-25-1958;[1]amended in its entirety 2-15-1963. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — see Ch. 134.
Editor's Note: This ordinance was approved at referendum 5-20-1958.

§ 83-1 License required for conduct.

It shall be lawful for authorized organizations, upon obtaining a license, to conduct games of bingo within the limits of the Town of Webster under the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of the State Lottery Control Law[1] and Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and any amendments thereto.
Editor's Note: The State Lottery Control Law is now known as the "Bingo Control Law." See Article 19-B of the Executive Law.

§ 83-2 Licensing regulations; rules of conduct.

The provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York shall control the licensing of organizations and conduct of bingo games in the Town of Webster and this chapter incorporates the provisions of that statute by reference as if set forth in full herein. Any inconsistency between this chapter and the statute shall be resolved in favor of the statute.

§ 83-3 Certain activities prohibited.

No person, firm, association, corporation or organization other than a licensee under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall conduct such game or shall lease or otherwise make available for conducting bingo a hall or other premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect.
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 profits 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[1] or from another authorized organization.
Editor's Note: See Article 19-B of the Executive Law.

§ 83-4 Proceeds restrictions.

The entire net proceeds of any game of bingo and of any rental shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.

§ 83-5 Prize restrictions.

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.

§ 83-6 Management and operation restrictions.

No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.

§ 83-7 Penalties for offenses.

The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.

§ 83-8 Operation on Sunday.

In addition to the restrictions set forth above and those restrictions imposed by Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, the following additional restrictions are hereby imposed on the conduct of such games in the Town of Webster:
No games of chance, with the exception of bingo, shall be conducted under any license issued under this chapter on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday."
[Amended 10-26-1972 by Res. No. 250]