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License OK’d for Park City videogaming site

Park City aldermen have approved licensed video gaming.  |  Sun-Times Medifile

Park City aldermen have approved licensed video gaming. | Sun-Times Media file

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Updated: January 27, 2013 6:12AM

Park City aldermen have approved licensed video gaming.

Mayor Steve Pannell said this is a very modest proposal that applies only to the one tavern located in the city.

“We approved the proposal at the request of ownership of the Silly Rabbit Tavern on Kehm Boulevard to be supportive in maintaining the viability of their business,” Pannell said.

Monetarily, he said videogaming would have little impact on the city’s revenue stream.

Pannell indicated the city anticipates receiving less than $500 a year from the venture since the small neighborhood tavern will operate only two videogaming machines. No more than five terminals per establishment are allowed under state law.

The ordinance requires a valid city videogaming establishment license of $150 annually, and terminal permit stickers at $25 per terminal. Videogaming may take place only during hours that liquor is being served, and persons playing the machines must be at least 21 years old.

Violations of the ordinance will cost offenders at least $500 for a first offense during the first year, and a minimum of $750 for a second and each subsequent offense during a 12-month period.

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