Senate Approves Bill Halting Internet Cafe Expansion

May 2, 2013

The Ohio Senate has approved a bill to immediately halt the expansion of Internet cafes.

The Ohio House now takes up the measure that would extend a current moratorium until June 2014. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine calls the cafes illegal gambling operations. The industry calls the facilities legal. The measure is separate from one lawmakers are expected to approve later this month aimed at shutting down the businesses. More from Statehouse Correspondent Bill Cohen.