[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Pemberton 9-18-1978 by Ord. No. 9-1978 (Ch. 21A of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A. Each machine which, upon the insertion of a coin, trade-token or slug, 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 trade-token or slug or which makes no provision whatever for the return of money to the player.
- B. Any machine, apparatus or contrivance which is used or 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. A billiard or pool table.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to operate, maintain or conduct any such mechanical amusement device open to the public without having first obtained a license therefor as is herein required. All applications for such licenses shall state thereon the intended location of the place of business and the number of mechanical amusement devices to be used therein.
The annual fee for such license shall be $50 per year or any portion of a year for each mechanical amusement device. The license period shall be the same as the calendar year.
No license shall be issued except to a person of good character approved by the Borough Council. Upon approval of the applicant and the payment of the license fee, the Borough Clerk shall issue a license for the calendar year. One license shall be issued for each device licensed, and it shall be placed in a conspicuous place and so affixed so it cannot be transferred from one machine to another.
No minor under the age of 18 years shall be allowed or permitted to play, use or operate any mechanical amusement device licensed hereunder after 10:30 p.m., prevailing time.
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. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize, permit or license any gambling device of any nature whatsoever.
The Chief of Police shall be responsible for inspecting or causing an inspection of any place or building in which any such device or devices are operated as well as to test such device on reasonable occasions to determine their compliance herewith.
In addition to any penalty imposed, the Borough Council may revoke such license for any violation of this chapter or of any ordinance pertaining to the conduct of such business.