For the purpose of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings respectively ascribed:
- COIN-OPERATED AMUSEMENT MACHINE
- One on which the playing, operation or handling of a game of chance is not for stakes, money prizes or something of value risked on an event, chance or contingency. "Amusement machines" may be used solely for the testing of skill or amusement.
Nothing in this article shall be construed in any way to authorize or permit any pinball machine to be licensed or operated in the village.
Amusement centers, playgrounds, penny arcades, shooting galleries or business enterprises of a similar or same nature of whatever are prohibited.
An annual license fee in the amount provided in Chapter A350, Fees, for the operation of each coin-operated amusement machine in any one particular place of business shall be paid to the village.
The license shall expire on May 31 of each year.
Any person displaying or keeping for public patronage any amusement device shall obtain a license from the village for each such device. The license shall bear the following: the name of licensee, date of issuance, a brief description of the device, manufacturer's serial number which appears on the device, the place where the device will be situated and a facsimile of the Mayor's signature. It shall be attached to the device at all times in a conspicuous place in such a manner that it cannot be removed by anyone other than the licensee.
No place of business shall have more than three amusement machines located at said place of business. The amusement machines may be an adjunct of an existing place of business and not the primary means of the business.
No license issued hereunder shall be transferable. Each person, partnership, corporation or other entity within the jurisdiction of the village must apply for a license to operate a coin-operated machine.
The license issued by the Village of Massapequa Park shall be displayed in such a manner as to be readily visible and accessible to the public in a conspicuous place at the place of business of the licensee wherein the coin-operated amusement machines are located.
All applicants for a license to operate coin-operated amusement machines in any place of business in the village must have maintained a going business in the village for a period of 45 days prior to the submission date of said application to the village.
The village shall make a thorough investigation into the applicant's fitness and character and the type of business to determine whether the license should be granted.
A license may be revoked at any time during the year if the licensee does not comply with the terms and conditions as printed on said license and rules and regulations established by the village.
Upon the village's granting the applicant a license, a sign must be posted and displayed in such manner as to be in close proximity to the coin-operated machines in the licensee's place of business. The signature must be readily visible and accessible and shall read "For Amusement Only--No Gambling" and not be less than 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches in size.
No person shall offer to play any amusement device without the owner first obtaining a license therefor or operate such device or permit the same to be operated for gambling.