Tag: sweepstakes cafes



Internet Cafes

HB 605 is not moving as quickly through the Senate as it did through the House. In fact, with the Senate hoping to wrap up business this week and a committee hearing not yet scheduled for HB 605, there is concern the bill might not be voted on during this ... Read More
December 12, 2012ogadmin


The Ohio House, by a 63-30 vote, passed House Bill 605, which many believe will put Internet cafes out of business. The bill now goes to the Senate in hopes of a final vote before the legislative session ends later this month. Among the provisions of HB 605: Internet cafes would have ... Read More
December 7, 2012ogadmin



Internet Cafes

This continues to be a hot topic around the state. Another bill was introduced in an attempt to ban or regulate sweepstakes cafes. Among the provisions of House Bill 605: Internet-based sweepstakes games would be prohibited, but sweepstakes parlors could still operate, using in-house software; The Ohio Lottery Commission would regulate sweepstakes ... Read More
December 4, 2012ogadmin


The 51 sweepstakes cafes ordered closed back in May by the Cuyahoga County prosecutor will be permitted to reopen. A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge had issued a temporary restraining order on June 13 that allowed only the four cafes that had requested the TRO to reopen. Since then, others ... Read More
July 6, 2012ogadmin


A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge has issued a temporary restraining order that allows four of the fifty Internet cafes ordered closed last month by the county prosecutor to reopen. The judge’s ruling only effects the four cafes that filed for the TRO. In her ruling, Judge Nancy Russo stated that ... Read More
June 15, 2012ogadmin