99B.3  Amusement concessions.

1.  A game of skill or game of chance is lawful when conducted by a person at an amusement concession, but only if all of the following are complied with:

a.  The location where the game is conducted by the person has been authorized as provided in section 99B.4.

b.  The person conducting the game has submitted a license application and a fee of fifty dollars for each game, and has been issued a license for the game, and prominently displays the license at the playing area of the game. A license is valid for a period of one year from the date of issue.

c.  Gambling other than the licensed game is not conducted or engaged in at the amusement concession.

d.  The game is posted and the cost to play the game does not exceed three dollars.

e.  A prize is not displayed which cannot be won.

f.  Cash prizes are not awarded and merchandise prizes are not repurchased.

g.  The game is not operated on a build-up or pyramid basis.

h.  The actual retail value of any prize does not exceed fifty dollars. If a prize consists of more than one item, unit, or part, the aggregate retail value of all items, units, or parts shall not exceed fifty dollars.

i.  Concealed numbers or conversion charts are not used to play the game and the game is not designed or adapted with any control device to permit manipulation of the game by the operator in order to prevent a player from winning or to predetermine who the winner will be, and the object target, block or object of the game must be attainable and possible to perform under the rules stated from the playing position of the player.

j.  The game is conducted in a fair and honest manner.

2.  It is lawful for an individual other than a person conducting the game to participate in a game of skill or game of chance conducted at an amusement concession, whether or not the amusement concession is conducted in compliance with subsection 1.

Section History: Early form

  [C75, § 99B.2, 99B.3; C77, 79, 81, § 99B.3; 81 Acts, ch 44, § 6]

Section History: Recent form

  88 Acts, ch 1274, § 31; 95 Acts, ch 163, §1

Internal References

  Referred to in § 99B.2, 99B.4, 99B.6, 99B.8, 99B.9, 99B.12

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