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Local option
General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 9-A
§ 187. Local option. Subject to the provisions of this article, and
pursuant to the direction contained in subdivision two of section nine
of article one of the constitution of the state, the legislature hereby
gives and grants to every municipality the right, power and authority to
authorize the conduct of games of chance by authorized organizations
within the territorial limits of such municipality. A local law or
ordinance adopted by a town shall be operative in any village or within
any part of any village located within such town if, after adoption of
such local law or ordinance, the board of trustees of such village
adopts a local law or resolution subject to a permisive referendum as
provided in article nine of the village law authorizing the issuance of
licenses by the town for games of chance within such village. Such local
law or resolution may be repealed only by a local law or resolution
which shall also be subject to a permissive referendum, or by enactment
of a local law authorizing games of chance as provided in section one
hundred eighty-eight of this article.