Tag Archives: Internet Cafe
- California sweepstakes cafes reimagined as alt-currency pachinko parlors
August 13, 2015
California’s internet sweepstakes cafés are proving harder to kill than Freddy Kruger and/or Dan Bilzerian’s (alleged) sexually transmitted diseases. Last year, the California legislature passed a law explicitly banning so-called sweepstakes cafés – essentially internet cafés in which users pay for time on computers offering games that mimic slot machines...
- Florida discovers banning internet cafés easier than closing them
April 4, 2014
Florida law enforcement agencies unleashed the Kraken on internet café gambling operations on Thursday, serving 27 warrants in six counties. Florida passed legislation last April banning so-called ‘sweepstakes’ parlors, in which patrons pay for computer time then go online to play a slot machine-like game to determine whether they’ve won...
- The Fate of the Ohio Internet Café Looks Grim
April 20, 2013
Ohio follows in the footsteps of the Sunshine State by cracking down on the Internet Cafes, that Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine calls ‘mini-casinos.’ Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine have a lot in common when it comes to their stance on the operation of Internet...
- Ohio authorities try to stall internet cafes
January 31, 2011
It's okay in Ohio to have land-based casinos built where people can gamble and entertain themselves, but for people to be able to do that from an Internet Cafe, is apparently, crossing the line. Ohio government officials are making attempts to stall the proliferation of Internet Cafes across the state....
- Sweepstakes owner a winner in court
October 19, 2010
Internet cafes and sweepstakes parlors have been a hot topic in the US as authorities have classified them as illegal online gambling without true legal justification. Authorities in many jurisdictions have openly targeted these internet cafes in raids and have prosecuted the owners. But today, a small victory came for...