Tag: skill game arcades


Richmond Heights, a city near Euclid, in Cuyahoga County, has changed its zoning code so that Skillz Zone, a skilled-game parlor, which operates much like an Internet café, can open its doors for business. City Council felt that Skillz Zone was small enough and out of the way enough not to ... Read More
May 21, 2015ogadmin


HB 472 (Governor Kasich’s mid-biennium budget review) has been introduced. In it, Kasich seeks further regulation of skill-game arcades. Internet cafes were essentially shut down last year, but are beginning to reappear as ‘skill game’ arcades, which are electronic slot machines illegally paying out cash prizes. HB 472 attempts to tighten the ... Read More
March 19, 2014ogadmin


HB 7 essentially shut down Internet cafes last year. Now it appears these sweepstakes cafes are reappearing as skill games, which are also illegal depending on the machine operating software and how payouts are awarded. Skill games were essentially shut down in 2007 when all cash payouts were banned and ... Read More
March 7, 2014ogadmin




The Senate is expected to vote next Wednesday on HB 7, a bill which would all but shut down the state’s Internet cafes. There has been much discussion about whether the bill will pass as introduced or with amendments. It now appears the following will not be included in HB 7: The ... Read More
May 17, 2013ogadmin