Originally Posted by Dr_Watso
By gaming machines, I assume you mean gambling slots and what not? It's legal there?
That's pretty much not an option for CA bars... No gambling allowed, unless of course it's the state-run "lottery" which is completely different because only the state gets to take people's money with insane payout to profit ratios. It's okay for them.
Yep, they changed the licensing laws here and after that the scene went down the gurgler as small and medium sized bars skipped the music and installed machines.
Here's an interesting development in "playing for free" - backyard gigs: