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As used in this chapter:
(a) "Amusement device" means any machine, game or apparatus which, upon the insertion of a coin, token or similar object, or upon payment of anything of value, may be operated by the public generally for use as a contest of skill, entertainment or amusement, whether or not registering a score, and which in no way tends to encourage gambling. "Amusement device" specifically includes, but is not limited to, such devices as electronic or mechanical game machines, video game machines, pinball machines, skill-ball machines, bowling machines or any other mechanical or electronic games or apparatus similar thereto under whatever name it may be known. "Amusement device" does not include vending machines, telephones, weight scales, medical devices, riding devices, music devices, pool or billiard tables, or similar devices which provide a product, information or service and which are not designed or operated by the public generally for use as a game, entertainment or amusement.
(b) "Amusement device business" means an arcade amusement center or an accessory amusement area.
(c) "Arcade amusement center" means any individual premises upon which four or more amusement devices are located for the use or entertainment of the public, whether or not such premises have other business purposes of any nature whatsoever.
(d) "Accessory amusement area" means an area of any individual premises wherein three or fewer amusement devices are located for the use or entertainment of the public, in which the operation of such amusement devices constitutes an accessory use to another business and is incidental and subordinate to the main use of the premises.
(e) "Building Inspector" means the City Building Inspector.
(f) "Board" means the City Board of Zoning Appeals.
(g) "Operator" means the person or persons having authority to control the premises of an arcade amusement center or an accessory amusement area.
(h) "Distributor" means any person who supplies an amusement device for himself or to another for use in an arcade amusement center or an accessory amusement area.
(i) "Licensee" means the person or persons who sign an application for a license hereunder and to whom such license is issued.
(j) "Owner" means any person who possesses a pecuniary interest, either directly or indirectly, of twenty-five percent or more in an amusement device business.
(k) "Person" means any natural person, firm, partnership, association, corporation or any other form of business organization.
(l) "Premises" means the building or portion thereof used for conducting the operation of an amusement device business.
(m) "School" means any educational institution, public, private, secular or parochial, which offers instruction of high school grade or lower.
(Ord. 88-84. Passed 3-7-88.)