Gambling Devices Spreading
Beer Permits Limit Machines In Convenience Stores
Posted: September 28, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Coin-operated devices, many used for gambling, are moving from convenience stores to other businesses.
At A Glance
The Chuck E. Cheese Law
Arkansas Code 26-57-402
(2) (A) “Any money or property”, “other articles”, “other valuable things”, or “any representative of anything that is esteemed of value”, as used in the antigambling statutes, § 5-66-101 et seq., shall not be expanded to include:
(i) A free amusement feature such as the privilege of playing additional free games if a certain score is made on a pinball table or on any other amusement device described in this section; or
(ii) Toys, novelties, or representations of value redeemable for those items which are won by the player of a bona fide amusement device which rewards players exclusively with merchandise limited to toys, novelties, or representations of value redeemable for those items, which have a wholesale value of not more than ten (10) times the cost charged to play the amusement device one (1) time or five dollars ($5.00), whichever is less.
(B) (i) In the event of the accumulation of redeemable representations of value by any player, no toy or novelty having a wholesale value of more than twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) may be given or awarded by any amusement device operator or redeemed by any player.
Source: Arkansas Code Annotated
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