For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section.
CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINE. A mechanical device which, upon the insertion of a coin or slug, returns to the payer thereof the value of this money in cigarettes.
GOOD MORAL CHARACTER. Shall be construed to mean the propensity on the part of the person to serve the public in the licensed area in a fair, honest and open manner.
MECHANICAL AMUSEMENT DEVICE. A machine which, upon the insertion of a coin or slug, operated or which may be operated for the use as a game or contest of any description, or which may be used for any such game or contest, and which contains no automatic payoff device for the return of slugs, money, coins, checks, tokens, or merchandise which provides for no such payoff by any other manner or means.
OPERATOR. Any person who contracts or permits any mechanical amusement device or cigarette vending machine to be installed, used and operated in other than his own place of business.
OWNER. Any person who actually owns and has title to any such mechanical amusement device or cigarette vending machine who receives all the profit from the operation of such device or machines used and operated in his own place of business.
PENNY ARCADE. Any establishment containing four (4) or more mechanical amusement devices must be licensed as a penny arcade; any establishment containing less than four (4) such machines need not be so licensed, and is designated as an “accessory amusement use.” In determining the number of machines toward requirement of an arcade license, pool tables shall not be counted.
(Ord. 599, passed 10-8-1945; Ord. 1671, passed 5-7-1962; Ord. 2831, passed 4-26-1982; Ord. 2936, passed 1-28-1985)