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Code of Virginia
Title 18.2. Crimes and Offenses Generally
Chapter 8. Crimes Involving Morals and Decency
11/27/2020

§ 18.2-334.6. (Effective July 1, 2021) Exemptions to article; certain skill games offered at family entertainment centers.

A. As used in this section:

"Coin-operated amusement games" means games that do not deliver or entitle the person playing or operating the game to receive cash; cash equivalents, gift cards, vouchers, billets, tickets, tokens, or electronic credits to be exchanged for cash; or merchandise or anything of value.

"Family entertainment center" means an establishment that (i) is located in a building that is owned, leased, or occupied by the establishment for the primary purpose of providing amusement and entertainment to the public; (ii) offers coin-operated amusement games and skill games pursuant to the exemption created by this section; and (iii) markets its business to families with children.

B. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 18.2-325, a person operating a family entertainment center may make skill games available for play if the prize won or distributed to a player is a noncash, merchandise prize or a voucher, billet, ticket, token, or electronic credit redeemable only for a noncash, merchandise prize (i) the value of which does not exceed the cost of playing the skill game or the total aggregate cost of playing multiple skill games; (ii) that is not and does not include an alcoholic beverage; (iii) that is not eligible for repurchase; and (iv) that is not exchangeable for cash, cash equivalents, or anything of value whatsoever.

2020, cc. 1217, 1277, § 18.2-334.5.

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