Tag: HB 605

12

Dec2012

Internet Cafes

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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

07

Dec2012
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

04

Dec2012

Internet Cafes

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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

30

Apr2012
The Columbus City Attorney has filed the first public nuisance lawsuits against two northside Internet cafes, claiming they are conducting illegal gambling. Since the state is currently gridlocked over how to treat these businesses, the City Attorney believes these lawsuits could establish precedent for how Columbus will deal with Internet ... Read More