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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. Nothing in the following definitions shall apply to machines placed in homes for non-commercial purposes.
ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL AMUSEMENT DEVICES. Any mechanical amusement device as heretofore defined which is fitted for electrical service or with internal wiring capable of carrying or transmitting current, regardless whether the current is used to operate mechanical components, power lights or perform other functions.
MECHANICAL AMUSEMENT DEVICE. Any device which, upon insertion of a coin, slug or token in any slot or receptacle attached to such machine or connected therewith, operates or which may be operated for use as a game, contest or amusement or may be used for any such game, contest or amusement and which does not contain a pay off device for the return of slugs, money, coins, checks, tokens or merchandise; provided however, machines for the playing of music are specifically exempted from this definition.
NON-ELECTRIC MECHANICAL AMUSEMENT DEVICES. Those mechanical amusement devices which are not so fitted.
OPERATOR. The person in whose place of business any such mechanical amusement device is placed for the use, amusement, patronage or recreation of the public or of persons in or about such place.
OWNER. The owner of such mechanical amusement device who operates or permits the same to be played or operated in his or her place of business or in any place under his or her control. OWNER shall also include one who installs or maintains the devices in any place where the same can be played or operated by persons or about such place.
(`83 Code, § 5-901)