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Legislation Proposed to Ban Internet Cafes for Online Gambling

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    Legislation Would Ban Internet Cafe’s

    By: TED HART | NBC4i.com

    Published: November 16, 2012

    Internet gaming café’s would be banned in Ohio under legislation introduced this week by State Representative Matt Huffman. The café’s operate as sweepstakes where customers buy internet time that is converted to credits on computer terminals where they play casino style games.

    READ MORE: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2012/nov/16/3/legislation-ban-internet-cafes-ar-1243553/

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    Ohio Lawmakers Vote To Ban Internet Cafes
    Wednesday May 22, 2013 11:47 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio lawmakers voted to ban the 600 cafes across the state Wednesday afternoon. One internet café owner says the vote wasn’t fair. “We’re all going to be on unemployment. We’re all going to be looking for food stamps. That’s not what we want,” Jimmy Brisson said. Brisson owns Cyber World Internet Café in Grove City.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/05/22/Ohio_Lawmakers_Vote_To_Ban_Internet_Cafes.html

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    Nicholas Herum
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    Is this really a big problem? I’ve never even heard of these type of cafes. I must be hanging out in the wrong neighborhoods.

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    Walker Evans
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    Most of the ones I’ve seen have signs calling them “Skill Games” and not “Internet Cafes”. In Columbus they can mostly be found in decrepit strip malls, but I’ve seen them in small towns all over Ohio as well.

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    Nicholas Herum
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    Ah then I have seen them. A drive down Morse Rd. is a “Skill Game” mecca.

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    buckette13
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    Lol, I know someone who was planning to open one. I guess he will have to look into the barcade option instead. ;)

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