Chapter 5.72


5.72.010    Definitions.

5.72.020    Fee.

5.72.030    Sticker issuance – Machine confiscation.

Prior legislation: Ord. 230.

5.72.010 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

“Arcade” means the business of operating amusement machines, games machines, or any other similar mechanical amusement devices having 21 or more devices at a single location.

“Game machine” means any coin-operated mechanical amusement devices such as pin-ball machines, phonographs, projectoscopes, muscle-testing machines, galvanic batteries, lung-testing machines, weighing machines or any other instrument or machine of like character having for its purpose the entertainment, education or amusement of the patron of such business. [Ord. 1001 § 15, 1995. Code 1987 § 5.48.010].

5.72.020 Fee.

Every person carrying on the business of an arcade, or of renting, leasing, or maintaining any machine not prohibited by law, which provides for a game of skill, or of chance, or both, and which is operated by means of a coin, slug, or similar device, shall pay the fee as set by resolution. Such license fee shall be paid in advance. [Ord. 1001 § 15, 1995. Code 1987 § 5.48.020].

5.72.030 Sticker issuance – Machine confiscation.

The City shall furnish a sticker or certificate, to be attached to each machine, for which a license fee is paid hereunder, and is authorized to confiscate all such machines for which such license has not been paid. In the event that such machine so confiscated is not redeemed within 30 days thereafter by payment of the required license fee together with the cost of transportation and storage, such machine shall be destroyed by the City. [Ord. 1001 § 15, 1995. Code 1987 § 5.48.030].