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Maintain adequate aisle width between games to comply with egress and accessibility
Avoid uncontrolled daylight. Large windows are generally not desirable; however,
well-designed windows or skylights can provide a welcoming environment.
Provide durable, attractive wall finishes, such as masonry, wood, or painted or vinyl-
covered gypsum wall board (do not use prefinished wall panels).
Carpet is the recommended flooring.
Keep lighting levels low for dramatic impact. Provide recessed incandescent lighting,
with adjustable accent lighting to provide 30 FC over games tables. Avoid
conventional exposed fluorescent lighting.
4-8.3 Slot Machines (OCONUS option only)
This activity includes all games that include an element of gambling, including slot
machines, video poker and redemption arcade games. DoD regulations prohibit these
games at installations within the continental United States.
Provide a dedicated, enclosed area for slot machines and similar games, regardless
of the type and number. Access must be able to be limited to authorized patrons.
The design should establish the games as a distinct area within the Center. Create an
interior environment that is complementary to the amusement machines and their
Typically this games area will be controlled from a cashier's window. If appropriate,
provide a CCTV system for management control.
4-8.4 Outdoor Games (Option)
This activity includes all games that require a large area for their operation, including
batting cages, mini golf, and laser tag. While these could be located indoors, in most
Centers, space limitations will dictate that they occur outdoors.
Provide a dedicated, fenced area for outdoor games, regardless of the type and
number. Access must be able to be limited to paying patrons. Provide appropriate
lighting for nighttime operation.
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