DIVISION 1, GENERAL


EDITORIAL NOTE: Ord. No. 85-328, adopted 01/17/85, revised Article V to read as set out in Divisions 1, 2, and 3. The Article formerly was derived from Ord. No. 491. Ord. No. 85-546, adopted 12/19/85, amended the Article in its entirety to add pull-tab games.

SEC.

12-025.10 Legalized


    It shall be legal, and charitable raffles, bingo, keno and pull-tab games shall be permitted within the Parish subject to the provisions of this Article. (Ord. No. 85-328, adopted 01/17/85; Ord. No. 85-546, adopted 12/19/85)

STATE REFERENCE: LSA R.S. 33:4861 et seq.

SEC.

12-025.12 Supervision And Control


    The Police Jury or its designee shall have and exercise control of such supervision of all games of chance conducted under a license issued in accordance with the provisions of this Article, and [the] provisions of LSA R.S. 33:4861.1 - 33:4861.17 governing the holding,

operating and conduct of the same; and the Police Jury shall have the power and authority to suspend any license issued by the Police Jury and to revoke the same, after hearing, for any violation of any such provisions, and shall by its officers and agents have the right of entry at all times into any premises where any such game of chance is being held, operated and conducted, or where it is intended that any game of chance shall be held, operated and conducted, or where any equipment being used or intended to be used in the conduct thereof is found, for the purpose of inspecting the same. (Ord. No. 85-328, adopted 01/17/85; Ord. No. 85-546, adopted 12/19/85)

SEC.

12-025.13 Number Of Games Per Month


    No game or games of chance shall be conducted under any license issued under the provisions of this Article no more often than fifteen (15) sessions per month or three (3) sessions per week per bingo facility. The number of bingo sessions shall be limited to one (1) session per day for each bingo facility. No session shall be held between the hours of 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and 12:00 p.m. (noon), nor shall any sessions be held for more than two (2) consecutive days. (Ord. No. 85-328, adopted 01/17/85; Ord. No. 85-546, adopted 12/19/85; amended by Ord. No. 91-1410, adopted 02/21/91)

SEC.

12-025.14 Unlawful Acts


    No person shall hold, operate or conduct or assist in holding, operating or conducting any game or games of chance under any license issued under this Article except an active member of the organization or association to which the license is issued. No such game of chance shall be conducted with any equipment except such as shall be owned absolutely or used without payment of any compensation therefor by the licensee. No item of expense shall be incurred or paid in connection with the holding, operating or conducting of any game of chance, held, operated or conducted pursuant to any license issued under this Article, except such as are bona fide items of expense for goods, wares and merchandise furnished which are reasonably necessary to be purchased or furnished for the holding, operating or conducting of such game. No commission, salary, compensation, required or recompense whatever shall be paid or given, directly or indirectly, to any person holding, operating or conducting, or assisting in the holding, operation or conduct of any games of chance so held, operated or conducted.

    Bingo halls (lessor), their agents nor any of their subsidiaries shall not lease, rent or sell any bingo equipment or related materials and supplies for the operation of these games of chance (bingo). Bingo halls in violation of the provisions of this Article shall lose their authorization to operate. (Ord. No. 85-328, adopted 01/17/85; Ord. No. 85-546, adopted 12/19/85)

SECS. 12-025.15 - 12-025.99 Reserved