Internet Café Executive Order
Governor John Kasich has signed Executive Order 2013-10K which issues emergency rules for the operation of a sweepstakes café in Ohio. HB 7 does not outright ban Internet cafes, but it does make it difficult to conduct business in the state. These rules, required by HB 7, establish sweepstakes registration and reporting requirements. One provision calls for monthly and semi-annual reports to be submitted to the attorney general’s office by each café owner.