2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 4:10.3 — Specific games; requirements
§10.3. Specific games; requirements
Any games of chance or skill as described in this Section shall be operated in accordance with this Section:
(1) Milk bottle game. The operator of a milk bottle ball game must operate at all times with the number of milk bottles on the sign. No bottle may weigh over three pounds, and all bottles shall be free from defects and each set shall be uniform in size. The base on which the bottles shall sit shall be not less than eighteen inches from the ground. The front barrier shall not be higher than the base on which the bottles sit. The base shall be at least six feet from the front barrier. A rim not to exceed one-half inch will be permitted if operating the game "all over." No obstruction whatsoever will be permitted around the base on which the bottles sit if operating the game "all off."
(2) Certain games. Huckla buck kegs, milk can, or similar games must be set on a frame and kept level at all times. Each operator must operate the number of kegs indicated on the sign throughout the season without change. Rubber and plastic balls are prohibited. The width of the opening of the kegs in huckla buck, milk can, or similar games shall be such that there shall be not less than three-fourths inch from the center position of the ball.
(3) Roll-a-game. The board shall be level laterally and unwarped with no obstruction to make the ball jump. All slots or holes shall be colored or well-numbered to show wins. All slots or holes must be in an even row at the back of board--not staggered. Ball shall be solid and round at all times.
(4) Break-balloon ball games. Balloons shall be stationary on targets. Rubber, plastic, or cork balls are prohibited.
(5) Break-the-record games. Records shall be placed in a stationary grooved rack at least twenty feet from the front barrier. The operator of this game must provide a protective covering on three sides and top to protect the public. A canvas backdrop shall be used. Unbreakable records shall not be used.
(6) Clown pop-em-in or bungaloo board. This game must have at least one-half inch clearance over size of the ball and the target must not be over ten feet distance.
(7) Bowling alleys. Automatic bowling alleys shall be allowed.
(8) Cat racks. Cat racks shall have but one rail which shall be in front only. The rail shall not extend over one inch above shelves where cats are placed. The width of the shelves on which cats are placed shall not exceed the length of the cat plus three inches; fur trim shall not be included in determining length of the cat. The distance of the separations between the shelf boards where the cats sit shall not exceed one inch; no more than three separations per shelf shall be permitted. Shelves shall be level at all times. The canvas backdrop must be at least the length of the cats plus three inches back from the rear edge of shelf. The weight of the cats shall not exceed two pounds.
(9) African dip or similar games. When men or women are used on target seat they shall not use foul or insulting language and shall be properly dressed. Rubber, plastic, or cork balls are prohibited.
(10) Break-balloon dart game. The target board playing area must be at least seventy-five percent full of target balloons inflated at all times. Blunt-pointed darts are prohibited.
(11) Ring-bottle game. The table or stand supporting the bottles shall be of a height so that the top of the bottles to be rung shall not exceed four feet in height from ground level. No obstruction shall be placed between or around the bottles at any time. The clearance of the ring shall be such that there will be not less than one-fourth inch clearance measured from inside of ring to neck of bottle. Ring-bottle games shall be operated in a level position at all times. The use of grease or wax on rings, platforms, or bottles is prohibited.
(12) Cane rack. Cane racks shall be ninety percent filled with canes at all times. Canes shall be so arranged that each cane can be rung. The clearance of the ring shall be such that there will be not less than three-eighths inch clearance measured from the inside of ring to head of cane.
(13) Fishing pole or bottle set-up game. The platform on which bottles are placed must be not less than twelve inches square. Bottles must be placed in the center of the platform. The platform shall be level at all times. Rings shall not have more than three-eighths inch clearance. The use of grease or wax on rings, platforms, or bottles is prohibited.
(14) Hoop-la games. Hoop-la games shall have three-eighths inch clearance on flat solid blocks uncovered, and no prizes may project over blocks. Blocks must be placed on a table with sufficient clearance to permit any hoop to surround block unobstructed. Blocks are unnecessary under cigarettes. All prizes displayed on a block entitle the player to win all prizes on the block. Hoops must be round and uniform in size. The platform shall not be more than twenty-four inches from the ground.
(15) Wooden-duck game. In a ring wooden duck game or any other game using rings, the clearance of the ring shall not be less than three-eighths inch.
(16) Guess-weight game. Guess-your-weight-or-age operators shall guess weight and age by observation only. Scale dials must have clear figures and must be illuminated at all times so they can be read by the public.
(17) Hi-strikers. Hi-strikers shall be in good condition at all times. The slides or wires shall be straight and free of any obstruction or controls. Slide board must be plumb at all times. All mallets must be in good condition. There shall be a fence of sufficient strength and not less than thirty-six inches high around striker to protect the public.
(18) Pitch game. The stand on which prizes are placed shall be ninety percent filled at all times. Each prize shall have a large enough opening and be so arranged that they can be won. When a target is used for choice it must be so stated by sign how choice prize is won.
(19) Long range, cork, bazooka galleries. The guns shall be attached to counter in a manner to protect the public. A lead gallery shall use nonspatter bullets only. Galleries must have good side and back wall protection at all times.
(20) Cork-shooting gallery. The operator must supply guns in good mechanical condition. No chipped or crooked corks may be used. Shelves where targets are placed are not to exceed four inches in width and no obstruction shall interfere with prize falling off the shelf. No targets shall be used which cork guns cannot shoot off shelf.
(21) Archery. The operator of this game must provide a protective covering on three sides and top to protect fair patrons from stray arrows.
(22) Ring-the-pin game. Operators of this game must arrange pins so that they remain stationary and perpendicular at all times. Pins shall be arranged so that it is possible to ring each pin. The top row of pins must not be higher than four feet above the ground.
(23) Football game. Operators of this game, where a hole in the canvas is used as a target, must provide regulation footballs to be thrown and the clearance in the target shall be at least one inch measured from the largest part of the football.
(24) Ball games. The operator of any ball game must provide balls which are round, firm, smooth, and not broken or frayed. All games operated at any fair, carnival, amusement park, or any other place where games of chance or skill are made available for pay must be maintained in good condition and must be under the supervision of a competent operator at all times the game is in operation.
(25) Bulldozers. The playing surface must be flat, with no lip, raised edge, or screws. Only tokens may be used to play. Prize chips must lie on top of tokens, not on the playing surface. Any side drop chute, out-of-bounds slot, or other device by which tokens are returned to the operator must be visible to the player and clearly and permanently labeled. Any items falling over the cliff belong to the player. The machine must have a stop button, allowing the player to stop the bulldozer at his discretion. Not less than twelve prizes and three prize chips must be in play at each position at all times.
Added by Acts 1981, No. 918, §1, eff. Aug. 2, 1981. Acts 1983, No. 438, §1.
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