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 Worldwide Communications. VS2 ...
March 28, 2013ogadmin
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 ...
March 28, 2013ogadmin
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.
March 18, 2013ogadmin
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 ...
March 15, 2013ogadmin
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 ...
February 11, 2013ogadmin
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 ...
February 8, 2013ogadmin
Oral arguments were heard in the 10th District Court of Appeals of Ohio on the appeal of the VLT lawsuit that was dismissed last year by a Franklin County Common Pleas judge. The lawsuit challenged the constitutionality of Ohio’s casinos and VLTs at the racetracks. The judge ruled the plaintiffs ...
January 21, 2013ogadmin
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 ...
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 ...
December 7, 2012ogadmin
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 ...
December 4, 2012ogadmin