Internet Cafe Owners Want To Overturn State Ban

Jun 11, 2013

A group of internet cafe operators has formed to oppose a new law effectively banning the facilities that state officials have called fronts for illegal gambling.

The Committee to Protect Ohio Jobs wants to put an initiative repealing the law on the ballot next year. The group wants to force legislators to pass a new law regulating the industry and shutting down what it calls rogue sweepstakes parlor operators. More than 620 Internet cafes operate in Ohio, representing growing competition to legalized casinos and charity games.