Chapter 74 – Pool, Billiards, and Similar Type Tables

(ORD. # 7-87)

 

Chapter 74– Pool, Billiards, and Similar Type Tables

 

74.010.    Definitions.

 

  1. Pool, Billiard or Similar Table. Any table, either with or without side pockets, that is used primarily for the playing of a game requiring the use of balls and cue sticks.

 

  1. Any type of wagering (betting) on the outcome of a game of pool, billiards, or a similar game.

 

  1. Public Place. (See 11.101.24.)

 

74.020.    Licenses.  In addition to a city business license as required by Holden ordinance 54.101, a ten dollar ($10.00) fee per table shall be collected by the City Clerk as per RSMo 318.020 and RSMo 318.030.  All applicable licenses and permits shall be prominently displayed on the premises at all times.  Any establishment found not to have obtained the required licenses and permits to operate pool, billiard or similar type tables shall forfeit not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) upon conviction under RSMo 318.080.

 

74.030.    Liens.  The City of Holden retains a lien against any pool, billiard or similar type table within the city limits for which a monetary charge for playing is made.  Said lien having been granted and created in favor of the City of Holden under RSMo 318.040.  The City of Holden reserves the right to exercise the options contained therein as conditions may warrant.

 

74.040.    Operating Hours.  Any establishment having on its premises pool, billiard or similar type table (s) for which a monetary charge for playing is made shall not operate the table (s) between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., Monday thru Saturday, nor before 12:00 noon Sundays.  Any establishment whose primary source of income is derived from play-for-pay tables, games, etc., (i.e. pool and billiard halls), shall cease all operations per the hours stated above and remain closed for those same time periods.

 

74.050.    Gambling.  Any establishment having on its premises pool, billiard or similar type table (s), shall be subject to all state statutes governing gambling as described in RSMo Section 572.

 

74.060.    Alcoholic Beverages.  Any establishment having on its premises pool, billiard or similar type table(s), and which is not licensed to sell liquor or beer per RSMo. 311 shall not permit alcoholic beverages on the premises. Such violation may result in immediate closure.

74.070.    Minors.  Any person under 18 years of age shall be considered a minor and shall not be permitted to engage in any game on any pool, billiard or similar type table (s) without first presenting proof of permission from the father, master, or guardian of the minor in question.  Violation shall result in a fine not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) for each such offense per RSMo 318.090, and may result in closure.  No person under 17 years of age shall be permitted on the premises after 11:00 p.m. per Holden ordinance 78.010 regarding curfew.

 

74.080.    Posting.  Any establishment having on its premises pool, billiards, or similar type table (s) shall post in a prominent location a sign defining a minor as required by RSMo 318.090.  The sign shall be printed in letters not less than one-half inch in size.

 

74.090.    Exceptions.  This chapter shall not apply to any person, or nonprofit organization having set up a pool, billiard or similar type table (s) for their exclusive private use, and upon which there is no monetary charge made for playing. (RSMo 318.070).

 

74.100.    Penalties.  Unless otherwise specified in the preceding paragraphs, violations of any of the above may result in fines, closure, and revocation for operators, licenses and permits, or any combination thereof. (ORD # 3-97)