CITY HALL GETTING TOUGHER ON GAME ROOMS – GOOD IDEA?

POLICE OFFICERS GET IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO GAME ROOMS NOW!

The changes to the game room ordinance will force operators to provide any law enforcement officer immediate unrestricted access during business hours to all areas of the game room and to all amusement redemption machines located in the game room. It also forces game rooms to provide egress doors that are readily openable from the egress side without the use of a key or special knowledge. Also, all games rooms will be forced to provide transparent glass in each game room window. It shall be unlawful for any person to cover or tint a game room window or otherwise block or obscure the view of any amusement redemption machine through a game room window. This will take effect November 6th 2007.

Question: Do you think this will make a difference in all the illegal gambling operations in Houston or is this just another ordinance on the books? Leave your comments below!