CHAPTER 6. AMUSEMENTS.*
Sec. 6-41. Definitions.
As used in this article, the following words, phrases, or
terms shall have the meaning set forth in this section.
(a) "Card game" means any game played with cards at which
wagering or gambling on the outcome is conducted, engaged in, allowed, permitted
or suffered. Card game includes draw poker, low-ball poker, panguingue, pai-gow,
pai-gow poker, California Aces, and any other games allowed under applicable
state law and approved by the police chief.
(b) "Card room" means any building or structure, or portion
thereof, or any premises furnished or equipped with one or more tables used for
the playing of card games or similar games wherein, in return for any fee,
charge, or thing of value or other compensation, one or more persons are
permitted to play such games.
(c) "Commission" shall mean the California State Gambling
(d) "Division" shall mean the Attorney General's Division of
(e) "Employee" means every person, either as agent, employee,
or otherwise of the owner, or under the direction of the owner of any card club,
including, without limitation, dealers, floormen, security employees, countroom
personnel, cage personnel, collection personnel, surveillance personnel, data
processing personnel, appropriate maintenance personnel, waiters and waitresses,
and secretaries, or any other natural person whose employment duties require or
authorize access to restricted gambling establishment areas.
(f) "House player" means any person, including an employee,
engaged, financed, or paid by the permittee for the purpose of starting and/or
maintaining a sufficient number of players in a card game.
(g) "Owner" means every person, firm, association,
partnership, corporation or other entity having any interest, legal or
equitable, in any card room or card club permit. (Ord. No. 1507 (NCS), § 2;
Ord. No. 1983 (NCS), § 1(A); Ord. No. 2205 (NCS), § 1; Ord. No. 2364
(NCS) § 1.)