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(A) Definitions. For the purpose of this section the following definitions shall apply.
PRIZE. Any gift, award, good, service, credit, coupon, gratuity, or anything else of value whether monetary or otherwise, which may be transferred to a person, whether possession of the prize is actually transferred at the point of entry or placed in an account or other record as evidence of the intent to transfer said prize.
SWEEPSTAKES. Any game, advertising scheme, or other promotion in which a person may enter to win or become eligible to receive any prize, with or without payment of an entry fee, the determination of which is based upon the element of chance.
SWEEPSTAKES MACHINE. Any stand-alone, table top, or similar mechanically, electrically, or electronically operated device in which a participant is entered into a sweepstakes or similar promotion wherein the participant has the option to reveal the results of their entry via display of actual or simulated game play, which may mimic poker or any other kind of card game, keno, bingo, craps, slot machine, or any other gambling game, or any other amusement or game in which the outcome is or appears to be in whole or in part independent of the skill or dexterity of the player, and thereafter the results of entry are revealed, a prize or other form of credit that may be exchanged for a prize, whether in the form of a printed ticket or otherwise, is or may be provided to the player.
(B) Sweepstakes machines prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to own, lease, or place into operation a sweepstakes machine in any place of business or location open to the public within the corporate limits of the village.
(C) Penalty. See § 111.99.
(Ord. 3220, passed 8-5-19)