CHAPTER 12:  GAMBLING
   12-1.   Gambling house, room prohibited; exception
   12-2.   Premises as gambling house, room; exception
   12-3.   Gambling prohibited generally
   12-4.   Exception for occasional private games in homes; exception as to “matching” for bill
   12-5.   Exception for fraternal, charitable organizations
   12-6.   Application for license; term; renewal
   12-7.   Denial, suspension or revocation of license; hearing and notice
SEC. 12-1.  GAMBLING HOUSE, ROOM PROHIBITED; EXCEPTION.
   No person shall keep, conduct or maintain any house, room, apartment or place, used in whole or in part as a gambling house or place where any game is played, conducted, dealt or carried on with cards, dice, dominos or other devices, for money, checks, chips, credit or any representative of value, in the result of which game chance is any determining factor, except as set forth in section 12-4.
(`64 Code, Sec. 14-1)  (Ord. No. 517)
SEC. 12-2.  PREMISES AS GAMBLING HOUSE, ROOM; EXCEPTION.
   No person shall knowingly permit any house, room, apartment or place owned by him/her or under his/her charge or control to be used in whole or in part as a gambling house or place of playing, conducting, dealing or carrying on any game, played with cards, dice, dominos or other device, for money, checks, chips, credit or any representative of value, in the result of which game chance is any determining factor, except as set forth in section 12-4.
(`64 Code, Sec. 14-2)  (Ord. No. 517)
SEC. 12-3.  GAMBLING PROHIBITED GENERALLY.
   No person shall deal, operate, attend, play or bet at or against any game, in the result of which game chance is any determining factor, which game is played, conducted, dealt or carried on with cards, dice, dominos, or other device, for money, checks, chips, credit or any representative of value, in any house, room, apartment or place, except as set forth in section 12-4.
(`64 Code, Sec. 14-3)  (Ord. No. 517)
SEC. 12-4.  EXCEPTION FOR OCCASIONAL PRIVATE GAMES IN HOMES; EXCEPTION AS TO “MATCHING” FOR BILL.
   The three preceding sections shall not apply to occasional private games, otherwise lawful, carried on for purely social purposes in a private home.  Neither shall the provisions apply to otherwise lawful games, other than card games, conducted by a private group of customers, for the sole purpose of determining which member of the group shall pay for food, refreshments or beverages for immediate consumption by the group.
(`64 Code, Sec. 14-4)  (Ord. No. 517)
SEC. 12-5.  EXCEPTION FOR FRATERNAL, CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.
   Any incorporated or chartered fraternal, labor, benevolent or charitable organization or any religious association, which has been continuously carrying on within the city the activities for which it was organized for a period of not less than two years immediately preceding and that limits access to its own membership and the invited guests of its members shall be exempt from local gaming ordinances and gaming regulations.
(`64 Code, Sec. 14-5)  (Ord. No. 517, 2013, 2023)
SEC. 12-6.  APPLICATION FOR LICENSE; TERM; RENEWAL.
   Application for the license pursuant to section 12-5 shall be made to the city council in writing and shall set forth the facts which the applicant contends entitle it to a license hereunder.  The application shall be verified.  The license shall be valid only for the city fiscal year and shall be renewed annually upon application to the license collector without action by the city council unless a written objection to the issuance of the license has been filed with the license collector.
(`64 Code, Sec. 14-7)  (Ord. 110, 517)
SEC. 12-7.  DENIAL, SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF LICENSE; HEARING AND NOTICE.
   (A)   The application or license pursuant to section 12-5 may be denied, suspended or revoked by the city council upon proof to its satisfaction of a violation of any law by the applicant or licensee, or upon a determination by the city council that the applicant or licensee does not meet the requirements of section 12-5, or upon a determination by the city council that the conduct of the particular game room would be or is inimical to the public health, morals, safety, peace or general welfare.  If a license is revoked, no new license shall be issued to the licensee for a period of one year subsequent to the revocation.
   (B)   No license shall be denied, suspended or revoked until after a hearing has been held by the city council, notice of which shall be given in writing at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing by depositing the notice in the mail, addressed to the applicant or licensee at the address appearing on its application or license.
(`64 Code, Sec. 14-8)  (Ord. No. 517)