§ 14.17  DEFINITIONS.
   The following words and terms, when used in this Division A, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
   AMUSEMENT DEVICE. Any machine which upon the insertion of a coin, slug, token, plate or disc may be operated by the public generally for use as a game, entertainment or amusement, whether or not registering a score. It shall include such devices as marble machines, pinball machines, skill ball, mechanical grab machines, mechanical billiard/pool tables, mechanical bowling lanes and all games, operations or transactions similar thereto under whatever name they may be indicated.
   ANTIQUE AMUSEMENT MACHINES. Machines including, but not limited to, player pianos, antique picture-viewing machines and coin-operated card-vending machines which have an antique design and style and which are used on the premises primarily to create atmosphere.
   BET. A bargain whereby the parties mutually agree to a gain or loss by one to the other of specified money, property or benefit dependent upon chance although the chance is accompanied by some element of skill. The following, however, are not bets:
      (a)   A contract to insure, indemnify, guarantee or otherwise compensate another for a harm or loss sustained, even though the loss depends upon chance;
      (b)   A contract for the purchase or sale at a future date of securities or other commodities;
      (c)   Offers of purses, prizes or premiums to the actual contestants in any bona fide contest for the determination of skill, speed, strength, endurance or quality or to the bona fide owners of animals or other property entered in such a contest;
      (d)   The game of bingo when conducted in compliance with M.S. Chapter 349, as it may be amended from time to time;
      (e)   A private social bet not part of or incidental to organized, commercialized or systematic gambling;
      (f)   The operation of equipment or the conduct of a raffle under M.S. Chapter 349, as it may be amended from time to time; and
      (g)   Pari-mutuel betting on horse racing when the betting is conducted under M.S. Chapter 240, as it may be amended from time to time.
   GAMBLING DEVICE. A contrivance which for a consideration affords the player an opportunity to obtain something of value, other than free plays, automatically from the machine or otherwise, the award of which is determined principally by chance. It includes any video game of chance, as defined by M.S. Chapter 349, as it may be amended from time to time.
   GAMBLING EQUIPMENT. Bingo cards or sheets, devices for selecting bingo numbers, pull-tabs, jar tickets, paddlewheels and tipboards.
   GAMBLING PLACE. A location or structure, stationary or movable, or any part thereof, wherein, as one of its uses betting is permitted or promoted or a is operated.
   ISSUING AUTHORITY. The City of Bloomington License Section.
   JUKE BOX. Any music vending machine, contrivance or device which upon the insertion of a coin, slug, token, plate, disc or key into any slot, crevice or other opening or by the payment of any price, operates or may be operated for the emission of songs, music or similar amusement.
(1958 Code, § 129.05)  (Ord. 57, passed 12-28-1954; Ord. 74-97, passed 11-18-1974; deleted by Ord. 92-66, passed 12-21-1992; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995)