901:9-2-11 Shooting games.

(A) Cork shooting gallery. Games using wooden-type targets or shoot until you win game or a game giving a prize every time shall adhere to this rule. Guns shall be in good mechanical condition. No chipped or crooked corks are permitted. The target shelf shall not exceed four inches in width. No obstruction shall interfere with the prize target falling off the target shelf. No target shall be used which patrons cannot shoot off the shelf. All targets are to be placed the same distance from the counter or "foul line." Paper soft drink cups shall not be used as targets. Targets shall be uniform in size, shape and weight. No prize shall be attached to the targets. Games giving a prize when obtaining the object with a limited number of shots shall adhere to this rule.

(B) Long range, flip or sling-shot galleries. The guns shall be attached to the counter in a manner to protect the public. Lead galleries shall use non-splatter bullets only. Galleries shall have good side and back wall protection at all times. Galleries shall be operated for amusement only unless otherwise specified.

(C) Can shooting gallery. This game shall be played with different sized beverage cans. The cans shall be empty and devoid of any matter. The object of the game shall be to knock over two or more cans of a matching size. No prizes shall be attached to the cans. In all cases, all of the cans must be able to be knocked over.

(D) Shoot out the star games. These games may be licensed by the department which shall establish standards under which the games shall operate. Such standards may include, but shall not be limited to:

(1) The size of the star to be shot out must be no greater than one and one-quarter inches.

(2) The targets are to be approximately nine feet from the gun muzzle.

(3) Each load is to be at least one hundred shots.

(4) All guns must be chained down so as to prevent them from being turned toward player or midway.

(5) All stars are to be on seventy-pound velum paper as approved by the Ohio department of agriculture.

(6) The guns shall operate between one hundred twenty-five to one hundred fifty pounds of air pressure.

(E) Archery. The operator of this game shall provide a protective covering on three sides. If the state inspector and/or a representative of the fair board determines a covering must also be erected across the top to protect the public, such covering shall be required. The department has the right to require the operator to chain the device to the counter so as to make it impossible to shoot other than towards the target.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/12/2010 and 07/12/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1711.11
Rule Amplifies: 1711.11
Prior Effective Dates: 12/23/86