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Any cardroom operating within the unincorporated territory of Sierra County shall comply with each of the following requirements:

A. No more than two cardrooms shall be allowed to operate in western Sierra County, no more than two cardrooms shall be allowed to operate in eastern Sierra County and no more than three card tables shall be allowed in each cardroom. The number of card tables or cardrooms may be increased only to the extent allowed in Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 19950.1. There shall be no more than 12 cardroom tables within the county.

B. Not more than one cardroom shall be located at any one address or within any building. A cardroom shall not operate at any location for which the county zoning regulations do not authorize such use. No cardroom shall be allowed to operate without a license from the state as set forth under the Gambling Control Act.

C. No person under the age of 21 shall be permitted at any card table, nor shall participate in any game played thereat. This subsection does not permit greater access to cardrooms than that is set forth in the Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 19915.5 or any successor statutes thereto.

D. Cardrooms may operate no more than 14 hours a day, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m., seven days a week. Each cardroom shall clearly post at its location the schedule specifying its hours of operation so as to give law enforcement and patrons adequate notice of the hours of operation.

E. Security. Each cardroom shall be responsible and liable for its patrons’ safety and security in and around the cardroom. Each cardroom shall adopt and enforce a plan that is sufficient to provide for the safety and security of its patrons.

F. Each cardroom shall limit the wagering in each game to no more than $54.00 per person per hand. The wagering limit shall be clearly posted at each gambling table where a game is offered in order to provide the patrons adequate notice of these rules. In addition, these rules shall be clearly posted as otherwise provided herein.

G. Cardroom employees shall obtain a work permit from the state in accordance with the Gambling Control Act. (Ord. 903, eff. 7/5/00)