(A)   The proposed site of placement of any amusement redemption machine or gaming room must comply with the following before a city operations license can be issued.
      (1)   Amusement redemption machines or gaming rooms may only be permitted in the General Business District in the city limits.
      (2)   (a)   No amusement redemption machine or gaming room shall be located within 300 feet of a residential use or residential district, church, school, daycare, city park, library, or public swimming pool.
         (b)   The distance shall be measured in a straight line without regard to interfering objects or structures from property line to property, or property line to district boundary, whichever is more restrictive.
      (3)   No gaming room or amusement redemption machine shall be located within 1,000 feet of any other gaming room or property which contains amusement redemption machines, measured from property line to property line.
      (4)   Any gaming room must provide transparent glass in at least one exterior gaming room window with a dimension of at least four feet in width and four feet in height, and shall not cover or otherwise block or obscure the view through the gaming room window by the use of drawn shades, blinds, partitions, tinting, or other structures or obstructions. The window shall allow a clear, unobstructed view of the manager station and all amusement redemption machines in the gaming room.
      (5)   The sale, purchase, possession, or consumption of any alcoholic beverages as defined by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code shall not be permitted.
      (6)   Only one gaming room shall be allowed on any lot or in any single building, structure, or tenant space in a strip center.
   (B)   In addition to the requirements listed in division (A), the machine owner, proprietor/store owner, and manager must all undergo a background check.
   (C)   No permit shall be issued to a person who has a felony criminal conviction or any conviction pertaining to an offense which promotes gambling.
   (D)   Existing gaming rooms or businesses with amusement redemption machines must comply with divisions (A)(1), (A)(4), and (A)(6), and all new businesses will comply with all provisions of this section within 60 days of the effective date of this chapter.
(Ord. 2018-01, passed 6-21-2018)