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Sec. 15-20.1. Amusement Redemption Devices And Interactive Games:
   (a)   Notwithstanding the provisions of section 15-20 of this article, a licensed bowling alley with not less than twenty (20) bowling lanes is permitted to use, operate and maintain a combined total of not more than ten (10) amusement redemption devices and interactive amusement games for public patronage within a supervised amusement area as a use accessory to the principal bowling use conducted on the premises, provided that at no time shall more than three (3) interactive amusement games be permitted.
   (b)   For purposes of this section, the following words and phrases shall have the indicated meanings:
      (1)   Amusement Redemption Device: A one player or multiplayer mechanical or electronic amusement machine or device that is designed, made and adapted solely for bona fide amusement purposes, and that by operation of skill, or by a combination of skill and chance, affords to every user, in addition to any right of replay, exclusively noncash merchandise, prizes, toys or novelties, or a representation of value redeemable for such items, provided that the average wholesale value of such items awarded for a single play of the device does not exceed the lesser of five dollars ($5.00) or seven (7) times the cost charged for a single play of the device.
      (2)   Interactive Amusement Game:
         (A)   A coin operated multiplayer mechanical or electronic table game, without a video screen, that involves the pushing, propelling, blocking, shielding and/or deflecting of a disc, puck, ball or object towards another player's goal to score and accumulate points; and
         (B)   A coin operated one player or multiplayer mechanical or electronic amusement device that: 1) is primarily designed and adapted to provide amusement for one or more seated players by simulating the motion and appearance of an amusement or vehicle ride, or 2) is primarily designed and adapted to provide amusement for one or more players by employing selected music and dance step instruction to engage the player(s) in simulated dance.
      (3)   Representation Of Value: A gift certificate, gift card or coupon that is presented to the proprietor of the bowling alley in exchange for noncash merchandise, prizes, toys or novelties.
   (c)   The maximum number of amusement redemption devices and interactive amusement games that shall be allowed in or on any bowling alley premises for public patronage shall be ten (10). In no event shall more than three (3) interactive amusement games be allowed.
   (d)   All amusement redemption devices and interactive amusement games shall be contained within a supervised amusement area, the design of which shall be approved by the village manager or his designee. Prior to the issuance of any license for an amusement redemption device or an interactive amusement game, the license applicant shall submit a floor plan of the proposed amusement area to the village manager, together with such other information as the village manager or his designee may require to demonstrate the proposed amusement area will comply with the requirements of this code.
   (e)   It is unlawful for any person to display for public patronage or operation any amusement redemption device or an interactive amusement game without first having obtained a license therefor. Each application for an amusement redemption device or an interactive amusement game license shall be filed in writing with the village clerk on a form to be provided by the village clerk.
   (f)   The annual fee for amusement redemption devices and for interactive amusement games provided in this chapter shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00) each year for each amusement redemption device or an interactive amusement game used, played or exhibited for public use or play. The annual license year shall be from January 1 through December 31. The annual license fee shall be due and payable before January 1 of each calendar year. The license fee imposed by this section shall be in addition to any and all other taxes or license fees imposed by any other provisions of this code.
   (g)   Every licensee shall post and maintain such license upon the licensed amusement device or an interactive amusement game, or in such other place approved by the village manager on the licensed premises where such license may be seen at all times.
   (h)   It shall be unlawful for any licensee or any agent or employee of such licensee to permit, suffer or allow any person under the age of eighteen (18) years to use or operate any amusement redemption device or an interactive amusement game located in or upon licensee's premises during such time as public elementary or secondary schools are in session.
   (i)   The hours of operation for the amusement area and the licensed amusement redemption devices or an interactive amusement game shall be limited to hours when the bowling alley is open for public bowling.
   (j)   Smoking and other use of tobacco products is prohibited in the amusement area.
   (k)   Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in the amusement area.
   (l)   It is unlawful for any person to engage in gambling or in the operation of gambling devices within the licensed premises. (Ord. 0-04-59, 10-4-2004)