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12:38 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

State releases figures on internet cafes

Attorney General Mike DeWine says Ohio has 667 Internet cafes - more than twice the state's earlier estimate. 

The new count is based on affidavits submitted by businesses under a law requiring the cafes to register with the state and creating a one-year moratorium on new establishments. The cafes offer games functioning like slot machines with cash prizes. Columbus City Council in April extended the city's moratorium on new internet cafes to give state lawmakers time to enact regulations. And DeWine spokesperson Dan Tierney says the AG  is pushing lawmakers to enact more regulations.