N.Y. General Municipal Law Section 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 Such local law or resolution may be repealed only by a local law or resolution which shall also be subject to a permissive referendum, or by enactment of a local law authorizing games of chance as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 § 188 (Local laws and ordinances)section one hundred eighty-eight of this article.

Source: Section 187 — Local option, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GMU/187 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 187’s source at nysenate​.gov

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