[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Agawam 12-7-1981; amended in its entirety 3-3-1997 by TOR-97-2. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Violations and penalties — See Ch. 1.
§ 75-1 License required for automatic amusement devices; maximum number of devices; inspections; seizure of unlicensed machines.
In accordance with MGL c. 140, § 177A, as amended from time to time, any individual or business desiring to keep and operate an automatic amusement device for hire, gain or reward shall secure an annual license from the Town Council. The Town Council shall not grant a license for any automatic amusement device which presents a risk of misuse as a gaming device. Automatic amusement devices which present a risk of misuse as gaming devices are those devices which simulate actual gaming devices and games which involve matching of random number combinations.
Editor's Note: The Town Council adopted an application package 1-21-1997 by TR-97-1.
The maximum number of automatic amusement devices allowed on any single business premises shall be four, except in the case of duly licensed arcades and amusement parks. Any individual or business desiring more than four automatic amusement devices on a single business premises shall require a special permit from the Board of Appeals.
All licenses for automatic amusement devices granted by the Town Council shall be subject to inspection by the Agawam Police Department to ensure conformance with submitted application information and local ordinance requirements.
Any unlicensed automatic amusement device shall be subject to immediate seizure by the Agawam Police Department.