County Attorney files Application to close Airline Game room

HOUSTON, February 3, 2014 – A hearing to turn a temporary restraining order into a temporary injunction to stop illegal activity at an Airline Drive game room was scheduled for Monday, Feb. 3.

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan obtained the restraining order against Golden Star Business, LLC, its managers, officers, employees, and “all persons acting in concert with them” from maintaining 5715 Airline Drive as a place where persons go for gambling.

The case was filed by the County Attorney’s Office following a raid by the deputy constables from Harris County Constable Precinct 1 Alan Rosen on January 10. During the raid, deputies seized over 100 gambling devices and almost $15,000 in cash. They also discovered about 90 unused, replacement machines hidden behind a false wall.

According to the County Attorney’s Office, the game room reopened for business on January 17, a few days after the raid, and continues daily operation.

The restraining order states that:

1.There is interference with the public health, safety, peace, comfort, and convenience of its citizens–caused by the defendant’s operation of an illegal gambling place.

2.That this injury is irreparable because this game room, by its manner of use, is unlawful.

3.With the continued operation of this game room, the cycle of defiance will continue unabated unless this Temporary Restraining Order issues before the Temporary Injunction Hearing. The illegal gambling will not stop at this location until injunctive relief is granted, it is stated in the petition.