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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.
COMPUTER. Any electronic machines, including computers, used as game promotions or for amusement subject to the provisions of this chapter.
COMPUTER GAMING ESTABLISHMENT.
(1) Any business enterprise utilizing 1 or more computers as game promotions or for amusement. In a game promotion, a person may conduct a game of chance in connection with the sale of consumer products or services and/or for which the elements of chance and prize are present. This term includes, but is not limited to, internet sweepstakes, internet cafes, and cybercafes. This definition only applies where a machine emits, issues, displays, prints out or otherwise records any receipt, paper, coupon, token, or other form of record which is capable of being redeemed, exchanged or repurchased for cash, cash equivalent, prizes, services or any other item of value, whether or not the value of such distribution is determined by electronic games played or by predetermined odds. This includes a system which invites patrons to purchase prepaid internet access cards that also allow them to use computer terminals with gaming software as an ancillary benefit.
(2) This term does not include any lottery approved by the State of North Carolina.
DEPARTMENT. The Fairmont Department of Public Safety.
INTERESTED PARTY. Any person who is an applicant for a license or who is an employee of any applicant for a license, any person who is a partner in a partnership which is an applicant for a license and any person, partnership or corporation which is an officer, director or principal stockholder of an entity which is an applicant for a license.
(Ord. 09-127, passed 12-15-2009)