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For purposes of this chapter the following definitions shall apply:
(a) "Carnival" or "circus" means an event open to the public that offers diverse entertainment, which may include, but is not limited to shows, rides, play areas, animal acts, exhibits and concessions.
(b) "Concession" means a booth or other area within a carnival or circus where event attendees may in exchange for a fee or donation (1) play games of skill or strength in exchange for the opportunity to win a prize, (2) see a show, act, exhibit or attraction, (3) purchase food or merchandise, (4) go on a ride or enter a play area or (5) engage in another form of entertainment.
(c) "Game of chance" means a game whose outcome is determined by use of a device such as dice, cards or some other random selector.
(d) "Game of skill" means a game where the outcome is determined by mental and/or physical skill, rather than by chance.
(e) "Nonprofit organization" means a private nonprofit organization that has been qualified to conduct business in California for at least one year and is exempt from taxation pursuant to sections 23701a, 23701b, 23701d, 23701e, 23701f, 23701g, 23701k, 23701l, 23701t, or 23701w of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(f) "Operator" shall mean any person who puts on a carnival or circus other than a nonprofit organization defined in paragraph (e) above.
(g) "Play area" means a section of a carnival or circus that contains games, amusement devices, mobile gaming trucks, non-mechanical rides, inflatable devices, animal rides or other interactive entertainment.
(h) "Prize" means anything of value given to a participant at any game concession.
(Amended by Ord. No. 7428 (N.S.), effective 2-4-88; amended by Ord. No. 9889 (N.S.), effective 10-26-07; amended by Ord. No. 10312 (N.S.), effective 2-6-14)
Cross reference(s)--Definitions, § 12.101 et seq.