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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CARD ROOM. Any place maintained, operated, or conducted for the purpose of playing card games of any nature by members, guests, or other persons where:
(1) A fee is charged either as membership dues or for admission or for the privilege of playing in the card games; or
(2) Any collection or donation of money is made or received. CARD ROOM shall not include:
(a) A card school, which means any place maintained, operated, or conducted for the purpose of giving instructions in the playing of card games of any kind.
(b) A private home, residence, or social club or gathering where card games are played socially only and incidental to the primary use of the premises and where no fee or admission charge or donation is imposed or collected for the purpose of playing in the game.
PERSON. Includes person, firm, association, copartnership, joint venture, and corporation, whether acting as principal or agent, manager, clerk, employee or servant, either for or on behalf of himself or herself or for any other person, firm, association, copartnership, joint venture, corporation or other entity owning, operating or proposing to operate a cardroom in the city.
('86 Code, § 5.54.010) (Ord. 3214, passed - - )