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21-964.


21-964.
   
   A. For the purpose of Sections 964 through 977 of this title, "slot
   machine" is defined to be:
   
   1. Any machine, instrument, mechanism, or device that operates or may
   be operated or played mechanically, electrically, automatically, or
   manually, and which can be played or operated by any person by
   inserting in any manner into said machine, instrument, mechanism, or
   device, a coin, chip, token, check, credit, money, representative of
   value, or a thing of value, and by which play or operation such person
   will stand to win or lose, whether by skill or chance, or by both, a
   thing of value; and
   
   2. Any machine, instrument, mechanism, or device that operates or may
   be played or operated mechanically, electrically, automatically, or
   manually, and which can be played or operated by any person by paying
   to or depositing with any person, or by depositing with or into any
   cache, slot, or place a coin, chip, token, check, credit, money,
   representative of value, or a thing of value, and by which play or
   operation such person will stand to win or lose, whether by skill or
   chance, or by both, a thing of value.
   
   B. Sections 964 through 977 of this title shall not apply to a slot
   machine:
   
   1. If the slot machine is twenty-five (25) years or older and is not
   used for gambling purposes; or
   
   2. If the slot machine is used for the purpose of teaching slot
   machine repair and is not used for gambling purposes.
   
   C. Sections 964 through 977 of this title shall not apply to use of a
   crane machine for nongambling purposes. For purposes of this section,
   "crane machine" shall mean a machine that upon insertion of a coin,
   bill, token or similar object, allows the player to skillfully use one
   or more buttons, joysticks or other controls to maneuver a crane or
   claw over a toy or novelty in an attempt to retrieve the toy or
   novelty for the player. The toy or novelty shall not be subject to
   being exchanged for any other prize, including but not limited to
   credits, money or other thing of value.
   
   D. A slot machine which is twenty-five (25) years or older or is used
   for teaching slot machine repair which is used for a gambling purpose
   in violation of the provisions of Section 970 of this title shall be
   subject to confiscation as provided by Section 973 of this title.
   

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