If you are including social gaming in your business space in the City of Tigard, you must submit a Social Gaming License application along with proper payment prior to starting operation.
On June 25, 2013, the Tigard City Council approved an ordinance adopting Chapter 5.22 of the Tigard Municipal Code
which allows social gaming to be conducted in the City of Tigard with provisions. An approved social gaming license is required. In addition, the ordinance spells out specific conditions for approval, imposes limitations and identifies penalties for non-compliance.
Here is a partial list of key points connected to the new ordinance:
The gaming area must be open to any law enforcement officer for inspection at any time. The schedule of fees relating to violations are: 1st offense-$100, 2nd offense-$250, 3rd offense-$500. Each additional offense within the same calendar year is $1,000.
- The business cannot charge a fee to participant
- No cover charge of any type permitted
- There may be no house player, house bank or house odds
- Participants must be 21 or older to play or be present in the gaming area
- The area of play may not exceed 50 percent of the business' floor space
For the complete details, including all the requirements regarding application, establishment responsibilities, inspection by law enforcement, fees and civil penalties along with the appeal process for both license denial and fines, please refer to the Tigard Municipal Code Chapter 5.22.