In this chapter:
- AMUSEMENT DEVICES
- Means billiard or pool tables, coin or token operated machines commonly referred to as pin games, shovel or digger games, put and take machines, electronic and video games, and similar devices which invoke a skill feature, which they operate by coins and which do not deliver, pay to or emit coins, tokens, coupons, tickets, receipts, chips or other things which may be redeemed or exchanged for money or merchandise or other things of value, or which do not deliver, pay out or emit merchandise or anything of value, or entitle the player of said device to the same.
- Means to own, manage, occupy or control a premises on or within which a nonregistered amusement device is located.
A person owning or providing any amusement device, or a person maintaining, operating or permitting the maintenance of any such amusement device on premises owned, occupied by or under the control or management, or operated by any such person, shall register such amusement device with the city. On each July 1, every such amusement device shall be re-registered. This section shall not be construed to authorize the registration of any slot machine or gambling device.
The registration fee for each amusement device shall be set by resolution of the council. The re-registration fee for each year shall be in an amount equal to the registration fee in effect at the time of re-registration. Such fee shall be paid to the city treasurer upon registration or re-registration of each amusement device. The city treasurer shall require the registrant to submit such information as may be necessary to identify the amusement device so registered and shall issue to the registrant any appropriate registration tag. All registrants shall keep proof of registration at the same premises as the amusement device. A separate tag is required for each amusement device. Every registrant, or his or her agent, shall show to any person, upon request, the registration tag for each amusement device on the premises.
[8-4-1987; 2016 Code]
It shall be unlawful to own or possess a nonregistered amusement device.
[12-17-1991; 2016 Code]
A person who violates any provision of this chapter shall upon conviction be subject to a Class 4 forfeiture.