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Drinking games may be banned in Moorpark bars

June 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Moorpark City Council has given tentative approval to a ban on drinking games, but city officials said they want to hear from the public before a final vote July 7.Moorpark police said drinking games, such as beer pong, have become popular at Southern California restaurants and are used as a way to lure customers.

But when the participants become intoxicated, the games can promote unsafe activities, such as drunken driving, fights and sexual assaults.

The city of Huntington Beach has already banned the drinking games at businesses.

Moorpark police said the goal of the ban is not to limit drinking, but to limit extreme inebriation.

First time violators would be issued a $100 fine.