New York Executive Law Section 432 - Definitions.

432. Definitions. As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

1. "Control commission" or "commission" shall mean the New York state gaming commission created pursuant to section one hundred two of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law.

2. "Municipality" shall mean any city, town or village within this state.

3. "Bingo" or "game" shall mean a specific game of chance, commonly known as bingo or lotto, in which prizes are awarded on the basis of designated numbers or symbols on a card conforming to numbers or symbols selected at random.

4. "Authorized organization" shall mean any bona fide religious or charitable organization or bona fide educational, fraternal, civic or service organization or bona fide organization of veterans, volunteer firefighters, or volunteer ambulance workers, which by its charter, certificate of incorporation, constitution, or act of the legislature, shall have as its dominant purpose or purposes one or more of the lawful purposes as defined in the bingo licensing law, provided that each shall operate without profit to its members, and provided that each such organization has engaged in serving one or more of the lawful purposes as defined in the bingo licensing law, article fourteen-H of the general municipal law, for a period of one year immediately prior to applying for a license under the licensing law.

5. "Bingo licensing law" shall mean article fourteen-h of the general municipal law.

Last modified: February 3, 2019