The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- PUBLIC GAME ROOM
- Any place open to the general public where there is located either coin-operated or otherwise electrically operated machines, amusements or video games and nonelectrically-operated games or amusements.
All public game rooms must be attached to and be a part of a separate operating business that is the main enterprise, and such game rooms shall be physically attached to and opening upon such established and operating business and have the entrance to the public game room opening into the public game room for access to the business.
The public game room shall have the same operating hours as the business to which it is attached, but in no case shall the public game room operate past 12:00 midnight on Saturday night of any week and after 1:00 a.m. during the other nights of the week, and such public game room may begin its operations each day at the same time that the business to which it is attached shall begin its operations.
The interiors of all public game rooms must be plainly visible from the street.
In any business establishment having a public game room attached to it and permitting persons under 21 years of age to enter the establishment, there shall be no on-premises alcoholic beverage sales. Off-premises alcoholic beverage sales shall be permitted. The words "on-premises" and "off-premises" shall have as their meanings the same meanings as given these terms in the alcohol beverage control statutes of the state.
No public game room shall contain any pool table, billiard table or coin-operated pool or billiard machine.
State law reference: Persons to whom alcoholic beverages may not be sold, Code of Virginia, § 4.1-304.