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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.
BUSINESS. A commercial trade or enterprise in regular operation, including but not limited to retail, wholesale, manufacturing, industrial, agricultural, financial, professional, and other similar trades or operations.
COUNTY. The County of Ashe.
ELECTRONIC GAMING OPERATIONS. Any business enterprise, whether as a principal or an accessory use where persons utilize electronic machines including but not limited to computers and gaming terminals, to conduct games of chance, including sweepstakes, and where cash, merchandise or other items of value are redeemed or otherwise distributed, whether or not the value of such distribution is determined by electronic games played or by predetermined odds. This term includes, but is not limited to internet cafes, internet sweepstakes, beach sweepstakes or cybercafes. This does not include any lottery approved by the State of North Carolina.
OPERATOR. The person who owns or is responsible for operation of an electronic gaming operation.
PERSON. Any individual, natural person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, legal representative or other recognized legal entity.
SHALL. Any place the word "shall" appears in this chapter it is mandatory.
(Ord. passed 7-16-12)