Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Laws 

PART II GENERAL LEGISLATION Chapter 58, AMUSEMENTS, ARTICLE II, Amusement Centers and Games

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58-4.  Definitions.

 

As used in this article, the following words shall have the following respective meaning: 

AMUSEMENT CENTER  -- Any indoor place or enclosure in which is maintained or operated for the amusement, patronage or recreation of the public, any coin-controlled amusement device of any description, and particularly but not by way of limitation, the type commonly known as bagatelle games, baseball, football and pinball amusement games, is hereby designated as an "amusement center" and subject to all provisions of this article.  

AMUSEMENT CENTER GAME  -- Any coin-controlled amusement device of any description and particularly but not by way of limitation, the type commonly known as bagatelle games, baseball, football and pinball amusement games.  

OWNER OR OPERATOR OF AN AMUSEMENT CENTER GAME  -- Any person who owns, places, distributes, or locates any amusement center game in any place in which it is operated for the amusement, patronage or recreation of the public.  

 

58-5.  Amusement center license required.

 

No person shall maintain or operate an amusement center without first having obtained a license to do so. The licensee shall be of good moral character and shall maintain good order therein. 

 

58-6.  Issuance of amusement center license.

 

The Mayor is hereby authorized to issue a license for the maintenance and operation of an amusement center, and said license may be revoked by the Mayor for violation of any of the provisions of this article. 

 

58-7.  Location of amusement centers.

 

No license shall be granted for any such amusement center if located within 200 yards of a public or private school, and no minor under 18 years of age shall be allowed to operate any device covered by this article unless said minor shall be accompanied by his or her parent or guardian. 

 

58-8.  Prohibition of cash awards.

 

No cash awards shall be made in any contest, tournament, league or individual play or any game maintained in or operated in any amusement center and no device shall be permitted to be operated if said device delivers to the player coins or slugs or metal tokens on certain scores or if said device may be readily converted to deliver to the players such coins, slugs or metal tokens, or any memoranda entitling the holder to receive any money, credit, allowance or thing of value. 

 

58-9.  License fee for amusement centers.

 

The fee for the license of an amusement center shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees and shall expire on the 31st day of August next succeeding the date of issuance thereof. 

 

58-10.  Requirement of license for owners or operators.

 

Every owner or operator of an amusement center game shall be required to obtain a license and the licensee shall be of good moral character. 

 

58-11.  License of owners or operators.

 

The Mayor shall issue a license for owners or operators of amusement center games, upon payment of the license fee and as provided herein. Said license may be suspended and revoked for violation of any provisions of this article in the manner provided in Subsections D and E of  58-3. 

 

58-12.  License fees for owners or operators.

 

The license fee for owners or operators of three or more amusement center games within the Village shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees.

 

58-13.  Identification of games.

 

Owners or operators so licensed shall be required to obtain a tag or seal for each game in operation in any amusement center. Said tag or seal shall be affixed to the game in a prominent place and shall bear a serial number and the owner's or operator's name and license number. 

 

58-14.  Information required.

 

Every owner or operator of an amusement center game shall within 24 hours of the placement of any such games in the Village notify the Mayor of said placement and shall give the serial number and name of the game and the name of the holder of the license for the amusement center in which said game is placed. 

 

58-15.  Transfer of identification markers.

 

A tag or seal, as provided by  58-13, may be removed from one game and affixed to another owned by the same licensed owner or operator, provided notice is filed with the Mayor within 24 hours of such transfer by giving the serial number of the tag or seal and the serial number and name of the game from which tag has been removed as well as the serial number and name of the game to which tag or seal has been affixed. 

 

58-16.  Expiration of license for owner or operator.

 

Licenses for owners or operators of amusement center games shall expire on the 31st day of August next succeeding the date of issuance thereof, and all tags and seals issued as part of said license shall expire on the same date. 

 

58-17.  Restriction of issuance of license.

 

No license shall be issued under this article to any person who has been convicted of a crime or of any gambling offense against the laws of the United States or New York State, and in the event of any conviction subsequent to the issuance of said license, said license shall be immediately revoked.