Internet Cafes

Internet Cafes

Cincinnati is the latest city to propose a moratorium on Internet sweepstakes cafes. As with most other moratoriums that have been passed, no new Internet café would be allowed to open within the city for at least 180 days.

Meanwhile, the city of New Carlisle, located near Springfield, would like to extend their moratorium originally passed in February 2011 and extended in August. City officials would like another six months, in the hope that the state will decide something.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine reiterated his stance that these cafes need to be regulated. HB 195, which would offer such regulation, was introduced in April 2011, but remains in the State Government and Election Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives.

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