SUBJECT: COIN OPERATED AMUSEMENT MACHINES
ENTERTAINMENT, VIDEO GAMES
AGENCIES: CITY COUNCIL LICENSE COMMITTEE, CITY CLERK
DATES: 05/14/85, 03/09/82, 09/25/79, 02/22/77, 07/13/76,
A license is required for automatic amusement devices, excluding music
machines issued by the City Clerk renewable yearly in May.
Devices are classified in three categories.
Class I -
Class II - Billiard,
Sippio, and Electronic Wall Games
Class III - Electronic Video
Games, and other amusement devices not classified, excluding music machines.
General – limit 2 machines
Public Assembly Certificate – limit 4 machines
Game Room – 4 – 10 machines
Arcade – excess of 4 machines
All licensees are prohibited from
conditioning the playing of automatic amusement devices.
Permitting gambling is
Must be in open view with
owner’s name, address and phone number in clear view.
Machines can not be operated by
persons under 16 years of age during school hours, 7:00 – 2:30.
No operation within 500 foot
radius of school while in session unless premises has a liquor license.
Illegal to have any multi-coined
operated machines for the purpose of advancing odds for the number of free games
or prizes. $100 fine after
Sunday Entertainment Permits are
separate out of the Mayor’s Office.
FINE- $200 per offense after notification, confiscation, 30 day
Any machine which is in violation of this ordinance may be confiscated
from the premises by order of the License Committee of the City Council, by the
Vice-Squad or by any Police Officer during the performance of his normal duties.