Nothing in Sections 1036 to 1036.34, inclusive, shall be construed to authorize or permit either the use or operation of any gambling device whatsoever or of any mechanism that has been judicially determined to be a gambling device in any way contrary to law, or to authorize or permit any other conduct otherwise unlawful. Nothing in this Section shall preclude an award of a free game or games upon a mechanical amusement device.
It shall be unlawful for any person to install, operate or maintain to be operated any mechanical amusement device in the City and County of San Francisco without first having obtained a permit in writing to do so from the Entertainment Commission.
The provisions of Sections 1036 to 1036.34, inclusive, shall not be construed to apply to mechanical amusement devices installed, operated or maintained in private residences or businesses intended for free use solely by the residents or employees at those locations.
(Amended by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)