Assemblywoman Linda Stender wants to make it illegal to operate arcade games rated M or AO by the ESRB anywhere in a public space. Fortunately, the ESRB doesn’t rate arcade games, making this an exercise in futility likely brought about by the recent ban of light gun games in Massachusets public spaces.
The law would require a $10,000 fine for first timers, which would go up to $20,000 for repeat offenders. “Assemblywoman Linda Stender will introduce legislation that prohibits any kind of public accommodation—movie theaters, rest stops, bowling alleys, arcades—from making games rated Mature or Adults Only available to the public for play.”
Source New Jersey AssemblyFiled Under: Gaming News