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12:53 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Internet Cafes Closing

Companies are shutting down now that Ohio’s revised gambling laws are in effect.

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6:53 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Opponents Of Internet Cafe Ban May Miss Today's Filing Deadline

A state law banning Internet cafes could take effect as early as today.

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7:28 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Internet Cafe Effort Falls Short

Opponents of an Ohio law that effectively bans internet cafes have fallen more than 70 thousand valid signatures short of the number needed to place a repeal request on the 2014 ballot.

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6:31 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Signature Validation For Internet Cafe Law Repeal Completed Next Week

Internet café backers are trying to block from taking effect a law effectively banning the establishments.

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6:33 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Internet Cafe Ban Opponents Begin Gathering Signatures

Opponents of an Ohio law that effectively bans internet cafes say they have enough signatures to block the law from taking effect.

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11:58 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Group Wants BOE To Investigate Claims By Petition Circulators

A group of clergy and civil rights activists is asking the Franklin County Board of Elections to investigate whether petition circulators for a ballot effort seeking to overturn Ohio's ban on internet cafes are misrepresenting their cause.

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6:38 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Authorities Raid Local Internet Cafes

State Authorities and Marysville police have served search warrants at 10 Internet cafes and other locations in seven counties in central and southwest Ohio.

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12:23 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Internet Cafe Petition Collectors Allege Harassment By Casinos

People collecting signatures on a petition aimed at blocking the state's internet cafe law say they have been harassed by opponents hired by Ohio casinos.

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6:56 am
Fri July 12, 2013

AG Releases Numbers On Internet Cafes

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state is home to 340 internet cafes.

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7:07 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Internet Cafe Owners Want Ohio Voters To Decide Their Future

Operators of internet cafes are fighting  a new state law banning their operations.

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6:45 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Internet Cafe Owners Want To Overturn State Ban

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.

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6:31 am
Thu May 23, 2013

House Approves Internet Cafe Moratorium

The Ohio House has approved a bill extending the state's moratorium on the opening of new internet cafes and imposing a new reporting requirement.

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7:11 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Senate Approves Bill Halting Internet Cafe Expansion

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

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7:10 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Statehouse Debate Continues Over Fate Of Internet Cafes

Ohio voters will decide the fate of the 794 storefronts, accused of selling illegal gambling…..that is, if a Youngstown state senator gets his way.

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8:00 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Continues Attack on Internet Cafes

Ohio’s top cop Wednesday stepped up his drive to shut down many of the state’s internet cafes and sweepstakes stores on the grounds that they offer illegal gambling. 

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12:44 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Court Upholds Internet Cafe Gambling Convictions

The 8th Ohio District Court of Appeals has upheld the gambling convictions of six people affiliated with three Internet cafes in Cleveland.

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8:29 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Ohio House Votes To Close Internet Cafes

The Ohio House has approved a bill designed to shut down the state's 800 internet cafes as illegal gambling operations.

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7:21 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

House Committee Clears Bill Regulations on Internet Cafes

An Ohio House panel has approved a crackdown on storefront gambling-like operations known as Internet cafes.


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8:52 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Internet Cafes Hurting Tax Revenue?

Some state officials think Internet cafes may be one reason why casinos are not generating as much tax-revenue as predicted.

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7:13 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Internet Cafe Regulations Under Discussion At Statehouse

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Ohio legislators are once again debating a proposal aimed at putting thousands of internet cafes and sweepstakes storefronts out of business. At a legislative committee hearing on the bill Wednesday, Ohio’s top cop blasted the businesses as illegal gambling houses. But, as statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports, the industry and its supporters pushed back.

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