Renewed Push To Ban Internet Cafes

Nov 26, 2012

For several years now, they’ve sprouted up across Ohio in storefronts, malls, convenience stores and gas stations.

First, they were called skill games. Then, later, they morphed into being called sweepstakes or internet cafes. But whatever the name, they involve video games that look like slot machines…..and critics have labeled them “illegal gambling.” Ohio legislators keep complaining about the operations, but the lawmakers have done little to stop them. Now, though, as statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports, there’s a renewed push to take action.