As used in this chapter the term "mechanical or electrical amusement device" shall mean a machine which, upon the insertion of a coin or slug, operates or may be operated for use as a game, contest or amusement of any description, or which may be used for any such game, contest or amusement, and which contains no automatic payoff device for the return of slugs, money, coins, checks, tokens or anything of value, or which contains no automatic device by the operation of which the player may win at uncertain intervals a free game, free play, or any other additional amusement.  It shall not include any mechanical or electrical amusement device which is a gambling device per se and shall not include merchandise vending machines.
(1977 Code Sec. 14-37.)