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(a) The owner, manager, licensee or person in control of premises where an automatic amusement device is used for illegal gambling shall be subject to a fine of $5,000.00 for each device so used. Any person violating any other provision of this chapter by possession or use of an illegal amusement device shall be fined not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000.00 for each offense. Every day such violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense. Fines under this section shall be in addition to suspension or revocation of business licenses issued under this Code, and in addition to confiscation and destruction of illegal amusement devices.
(b) Upon a third violation of the provisions of this chapter relating to possession or use of an illegal amusement device occurring on the same premises for a period of five years, all City licenses issued for business activity on those premises shall be revoked, and no automatic amusement device may be placed on the premises for a period of one year from the date of revocation. Nothing in this section limits the authority of the Commissioner to revoke a license on a licensee's first or second violation during such period. For purposes of this subsection (b), “licensee” includes an employee or agent of a licensee.
(Added Coun. J. 12-9-92, p. 25465; Amend Coun. J. 4-1-98, p. 65262; Amend Coun. J. 11-21-17, p. 61755, Art. VII, § 11)