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Unlawful games of chance
General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 9-A
§ 195-k. Unlawful games of chance. 1. Any person, association,
corporation or organization holding, operating, or conducting a game or
games of chance is guilty of a misdemeanor, except when operating,
holding or conducting:

(a) In accordance with a valid license issued pursuant to this

(b) On behalf of a bona fide organization of persons sixty years of
age or over, commonly referred to as senior citizens, solely for the
purpose of amusement and recreation of its members where (i) the
organization has applied for and received an identification number from
the board, (ii) no player or other person furnishes anything of value
for the opportunity to participate, (iii) the prizes awarded or to be
awarded are nominal, (iv) no person other than a bona fide active member
of the organization participates in the conduct of the games, and (v) no
person is paid for conducting or assisting in the conduct of the game or
games; or

(c) A raffle pursuant to section one hundred ninety-a of this article.

2. The provisions of this section shall apply to all municipalities
within this state, including those municipalities where this article is