Tag Archives: internet sweepstakes
- 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...
- Christie urged to sign gambling bill; sweepstakes cafés dodge law by being boring
December 29, 2012
Just before Christmas, New Jersey legislators sent their intrastate online gambling legislation to Gov. Chris Christie's office, and state Senators are now applying public pressure intended to boost the likelihood of Christie affixing his John Hancock to that magical piece of paper. On Thursday, Senate President Steve Sweeney and three...
Law panel leans towards regulating gambling in India
March 20, 2017