Seneca County 2005 Local Law No. 4, to Abate Unlawful Games of Chance within Seneca County & Declaring Same to be a Public Nuisance


The Board of Supervisors of the County of Seneca hereby finds

that, when unregulated by the State of New York or a political

subdivision thereof, games of chance and gambling were, have been

and are the subject of exploitation by professional gamblers,

promoters, and commercial interests. It is hereby declared to be

the policy of the County of Seneca that all phases of the

supervision, licensing and regulation of games of chance and of

the conduct of games of chance and/or gambling, should be closely

controlled and that the laws and regulations pertaining thereto

should be strictly construed and rigidly enforced; that the

conduct of the game and all attendant activities should be so

regulated and adequate controls so instituted as to discourage

commercialization of gambling in all its forms, including the

rental or use of commercial premises for games of chance, and to

ensure a maximum availability of the net proceeds of games of

chance exclusively for application to the worthy causes and

undertakings specified in Article 9-A of the General Municipal

Law; that the only justification for games of chance is to foster

and support such worthy causes and undertakings, and that the

mandate of section nine of article one of the state constitution,

as amended, should be carried out by rigid regulations to prevent

commercialized gambling, prevent participation by criminal and

other undesirable elements and prevent the diversion of funds

from the purposes herein authorized. It is further declared the

policy of this County that unregulated or unlawful gambling or

gaming presents a threat to the protection, order, conduct,

safety, health and well-being of persons or property within the

County of Seneca.

The County Attorney is hereby authorized and

empowered, on behalf of the County of Seneca, to bring

an action to obtain injunctive relief restraining the

continued maintenance of a public nuisance, and for

such other and further relief as may be just and

proper, together with the costs of said action.

Margaret Li Seneca County Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

Steven Getman Seneca County Attorney

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