[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Town Commissioners of the Town of Bel Air 3-11-1980 by Ord. No. 310 as §§ 6-201 and 6-202 of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MECHANICAL AMUSEMENT MACHINE
- Any machine, device, or appliance, except a music machine, offered for use by the public as a game, entertainment, or amusement, whether or not the element of skill in the operation thereof predominates over the element of chance or luck, which may be operated or caused to operate by the insertion of a coin, slug, token, plate or disk.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize, license or permit the display or use of any gambling device whatsoever or any mechanism which has been or may be judicially determined to be a gambling device.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association, or corporation who or which conducts a business operating bowling alleys, skating rinks, pool halls, and other similar type of amusement centers and establishments using pool or billiard tables, pinball machines, mechanical amusement machines, and other similar types of devices to remain open between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on secular days of the week and between 2:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Sundays.
No person, firm, association or corporation offering any mechanical amusement machine or billiard or pool table for public use shall knowingly permit any person between the ages of six years and 16 years to operate any such machine between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on any day on which the public schools of Harford County are in session during the regular school year, nor shall any person under the age of 18 operate any pinball machine at any time.