Village of Waterford, WI
Racine County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Waterford as §§ 12.06 and 12.10 of the 1998 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 82-1 Definitions. [1]

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A. 
Each machine which, upon the insertion of money, operates or may be operated as a game or contest of skill or amusement of any kind or description, and which contains no automatic payoff device for the return of money or which makes no provision whatever for the return of money to the player.
B. 
Any machine, apparatus, or contrivance which is used or which may be used as a game of skill and amusement wherein or whereby the player initiates, employs or directs any force generated by the machine.
C. 
The term "mechanical amusement device" is also hereby defined to be and shall include each machine vending recorded music or a period of radio or television entertainment in return for the insertion or deposit therein of money; provided, however, that this does not include money-operated radios or television sets in private quarters.
MONEY
Any debit or credit card, paper money, coin, trade-token or slug.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 82-2 License required; fee.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to install, operate or maintain any such mechanical amusement or music device without having first obtained a license therefor. Applications shall be made to the Clerk.
[Amended 11-22-2004 by Ord. No. 467]
B. 
The fee for such license shall be in an amount set by the Village Board. The license period shall be from July 1 through and including June 30 of each year. [1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 82-3 Issuance of license.

[Amended 11-22-2004 by Ord. No. 467]
No license shall be issued except to a person of good character, approved by the Village Board. Upon approval of the applicant and the payment of the license fee, the Clerk shall issue a stamp bearing a notation, "Village of Waterford license for the calendar year of _____." One license shall be issued for each device licensed, and it shall be placed in a conspicuous place and so affixed that it cannot be transferred from one machine to another.

§ 82-4 Devices to be kept in plain view; gambling devices prohibited.

A. 
All such devices shall at all times be kept in plain view of any person or persons who may frequent or be in any place of business where such devices are kept or used.
B. 
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize, permit or license any gambling device of any nature whatsoever.

§ 82-5 Inspection.

The Police Department shall inspect or cause the inspection of any place or building in which any such device or devices are operated or set up for operation and inspect, investigate and test such devices, at least twice each year.

§ 82-6 Revocation.

In addition to any penalty imposed, the Village Board may revoke such license for any violation of these provisions or of any ordinance pertaining to the conduct of such business.

§ 82-7 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter or any regulation, rule or order made hereunder shall be subject to a penalty as provided by Chapter 1, Article II, of this Municipal Code.