Medina has extended a temporary moratorium on internet sweepstakes cafes an additional six months. Set to expire in May, this means new establishments will now be prohibited until November. The basis for the extension was to wait until Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine submits his proposal for statewide regulation of such businesses.
Miamisburg, on the other hand, agreed to regulate internet sweepstakes cafes in spite of forthcoming regulation from the Attorney General’s office. Last week, City Council approved new zoning regulations that would address such issues as design, parking and location for these types of businesses. Later this month, licensing requirements will be added.
The city of Springboro is expected to follow the lead of Miamisburg in establishing local regulations for the cafes later this month.