[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bridgeton 11-4-1970 as Sec. 5-7 of the 1970 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall operate a pool or billiard parlor in the City of Bridgeton without having first obtained a license and paid the required fee.
This chapter shall not apply to a pool or billiard table in a private residence used solely by the occupants of the house and their guests.
This chapter shall not apply to a bona fide social club, golf club, religious, charitable, benevolent, fraternal or other nonprofit organization having a membership in excess of 25 which has pool or billiard tables solely for the recreation and amusement of its members, provided that the organization files with the Municipal Clerk on a form provided by him a claim for exemption and a statement of the facts upon which the claim is based.
[Amended 9-19-2017 by Ord. No. 17-20]
The following regulations shall apply to all licensed pool and billiard parlors:
Hours of operation. The hours of operation of pool and billiard parlors shall be until 12:00 midnight on weekdays and Saturdays. From May 1 through September 30, hours shall be until 1:00 a.m., except Saturdays.
Minors. No person under the age of 16 years shall be permitted to remain in any licensed premises after 10:00 p.m.
Card playing. No card playing shall be permitted on premises licensed under this chapter even if card playing is for social purposes.
Outside view of premises. All premises where pool and billiards are played shall be so arranged and so lighted that a full view of the interior may be had from an adjacent public thoroughfare or from adjacent rooms to which the public is admitted at all hours.
Any license issued hereunder may be suspended by the City Council pursuant to § 200-9; provided, however, that a second violation shall subject the licensee to a mandatory suspension of his license for a period of 30 days and a conviction for a third offense shall automatically revoke the license.