Category: Other Gaming

24

Apr2013
Less than one week after announcing his intentions to take legal action against Internet cafes, Attorney General Mike DeWine sprang into action. At a briefing for law enforcement officials, DeWine announced the formation of an Internet Gaming task force within his office that will assist local law enforcement agencies in prosecuting ... Read More

15

Apr2013
Tired of waiting on state legislators, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has said he will work with local law enforcement to take legal action to shut down Internet cafes statewide. This comes after the chairman for the State Government Oversight & Reform Committee indicated he hopes to pass legislation by ... Read More

04

Apr2013
The Permanent Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering plans to take a closer look at all gaming operations in Ohio, including casinos, racetrack VLTs, charitable gambling and Internet cafes to see how the sweepstakes cafes fit into the big picture of gambling in the state. They hope to make a ... Read More

28

Mar2013
Banks have joined the fight against sweepstakes cafes. At least five sweepstakes cafes in Cleveland have received notification from a major bank that their business checking accounts are being closed. Café owners believe the banks are being pressured by prosecutors and the media. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor has denied these allegations.

28

Mar2013
The 8th District Court of Appeals has affirmed a 2012 Cleveland Municipal Court conviction of three Cleveland sweepstakes cafes accused of running illegal gambling operations. View the decision. The attorney for the cafes said he will appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court. The three cafes used software from VS2 ... Read More

28

Mar2013
HB 7, which would all but shut down sweepstakes cafes, could sit for months before the Ohio Senate reaches any sort of decision. It is possible that a legislative committee will be asked to take an in depth look at all forms of gaming including casino gambling, racinos and other ... Read More

18

Mar2013

VLT Lawsuit

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The 10th District Court of Appeals has upheld a Franklin County Court of Common Pleas decision that dismissed a lawsuit challenging VLTs at Ohio’s horse racing tracks. Appellate judges agreed that Ohio Roundtable had no legal standing to sue. Ohio Roundtable is considering their next move.

15

Mar2013
After several days of testimony from supporters and opponents of internet sweepstakes cafes before a House committee, House Bill 7, passed the Ohio House of Representatives by a 66-29 margin. The bill, which virtually regulates sweepstakes cafes out of business, will now go to the Ohio Senate for consideration. Among the ... Read More

11

Feb2013
Located in Stark County, Perry Township became the latest to enact fees against café owners in an attempt to curtail the number of establishments in their community. The Board of Trustees recommended amending the township zoning resolution. The amendment defines what is an Internet café and recommends café owners be ... Read More

08

Feb2013

HB7

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Legislation that died on the Senate floor at the end of 2012 because lawmakers ran out of time to consider the bill has been reintroduced in this current legislative session. HB 7 is virtually the same bill that didn’t make it last year. HB 7 would virtually shut down these ... Read More