Every operator of a game room shall be required to pay a privilege license tax in accordance with the privilege license schedule of the town.
Every operator of a game room shall obtain a license to operate a game room. Application for such a license shall be made upon forms provided by the town clerk.
An application fee as established from time to time by the board of commissioners and kept on file in the town clerk's office shall be paid to and collected by the town clerk when the application is submitted, to cover the cost of administration of this article.
It shall be unlawful to operate a game room within the town without a license as required by subsection (b), and the license must be displayed on the premises.
No game room shall be established or allowed to operate, that is not in existence at the time of the passage of this article, within 600 feet of any established church meeting place or church yard, school, school yard, municipal building, precinct polling place, or alcoholic beverage outlet.
(Ord. of 4-12-79, § 2)
The board of commissioners shall not issue a license to any applicant who:
Has been convicted of unlawfully selling intoxicating liquors or narcotic drugs, or of violating the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act;
Has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude; or
Is an habitual user of intoxicating liquor or narcotic drugs or controlled substances as proscribed in the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act.
(Ord. of 4-12-79, § 3)
Licensees under this article shall not:
Suffer or permit any gambling on the licensed premises at any time, nor the sale or use of any racing, football, or other parlay cards or gambling boards or devices.
Suffer or permit the licensed premises to become a nuisance under G.S. 160A-193.
Suffer or permit any intoxicating liquors or narcotic drugs or proscribed drugs to be sold, used, consumed or handled in any manner whatsoever on the licensed premises.
Employ in carrying on the business any person who has been convicted of unlawfully selling intoxicating liquors, narcotic drugs or violating the provisions of the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act.
(Ord. of 4-12-79, § 4)