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Internet Cafe News and Information

Florida News Articles

Manatee County spares Internet cafes

Zephyrhills passes 1-year moratorium on Internet cafes

11th circuit order denies preliminary injunction to Internet cafe operators

Palm Coast reviews proposed new rules on Internet cafes

Flagler Beach to tackle gaming devices

Delray Beach looks to ban Internet cafes

Alachua County Internet cafe moratorium moves ahead

Alachua County proposes moratorium on Internet cafes

Internet cafes stir heated debate

Minneola concerned about ‘net cafes

Gambling fight brews over internet cafes — do legislators ban them, or regulate them?

Lake County resisting Internet cafes

Internet “sweepstakes cafes” in Hillsborough get warnings

St. Johns County proposes two ordinances on Internet cafes

Hillsborough Sheriff warns Internet cafes to fly right

Internet cafe operator sues Pinellas County Sheriff

Kissimmee to put kibosh on future gaming operations

Daytona Beach considering moratorium on Internet cafes

Internet cafe application withdrawn

Internet sweepstakes cafes: Clarify “gambling” legality

St. Johns County and sweepstakes casinos

Editorial: Internet cafes begging for legislative clarification

Alachua County delays Internet cafe vote

St. Johns County and sweepstakes casinos

Palm Coast may extend Internet cafe moratorium

As Internet cafes spread, bans considered

‘Net cafes not a target, but not very welcome

City: State will deal with Internet sweepstakes cafes

Internet cafe welcomes state regulation as Governor weighs in

Palm Coast ready to extend moratorium on Internet cafes

North Palm Beach – no new Internet cafes for one year

City of Jasper not interested in Internet cafes

Sheriff on Internet cafes: “I have bigger fish to fry.”

What do you think of Internet cafes?

Alachua County planning commission votes against Internet cafe

Moratorium imposed on new Internet cafes in Clay County

Planning Commission votes against Internet cafe

Dunnellon welcomes Internet cafe jobs

Hillsborough Commissioner: County should ban Internet cafes

Business closed, owner arrested on gambling house charges

Like Palm Coast, Bunnell wrestles with gambling posing as games

Clay County calls for halt to Internet cafe openings

City P&Z commission approves draft Internet cafe ordinance

Bunnell puts adult arcade ordinance on hold

One of the next big debates, Internet cafes

Senator: Sweepstakes cafe law unclear

Fearing added competition, Internet cafe owners urge Taveres to impose moratorium

Shuttered sweepstakes cafes may reopen in Hillsborough

Hillsborough debates sweepstakes cafes, other counties ban them

North Palm Beach plots one-year ban on Internet cafes

Marianna City Commission decides to stay out of Internet cafe controversy

Internet cafe owners dispute “gambling” label

Haridopolos discusses chances for Internet cafe legislation

Pasco should keep the pressure on sweepstakes gaming

Internet cafe fans fill Pasco commission meeting to protest raids

Leon County to regulate Internet cafes

Attorney general’s opinion may boost bid to prosecute sweepstakes cafes

Internet cafe raid rankles ex-radio guy

Green Cove Springs Council puts 6-month delay on new “cafes”

Ocala tweaks Internet cafe ordinance

New developments in Jackson County Internet cafe controversy

Sweeps cafes in Pinellas County vow to fight shutdowns

Arrest warrants could come next in sweepstakes cafe battle

Jackson sheriff’s office raids alleged gambling parlors

Pasco sheriff shutters four Internet cafes

Pinellas County deputies raid Internet cafes in Palm Harbor, Largo

Green Cove Springs council tackles rash of Internet cafe openings

Proposal for 25th Internet cafe in Gainesville to go before County Commission

Hillsborough considers clamp down on “sweepstakes cafes”

Discussion on proposed Ocala Internet cafe ordinance continues to next week

Tavares won’t ban Internet cafes

Internet cafe in Chattahoochee forced to shut down

Arcades score with Palm Beach County gamblers

“Convenience casinos” open doors in Palm Beach County, Treasure Coast

Meeting with State Attorney ends with no agreement on gaming machines

Orange County looks to ban Internet cafes

Lawsuit may determine fate of vending machines

Low-end casinos and crime: Coming to a strip mall near you

Don’t give haven to sweepstakes cafes

Sweepstakes cafe owner vows to stay open

Scott Plakon: Casinos and crime at a mall near you

Legislature must act on Internet cafes

Sweepstakes try to dodge Pinellas sheriff by moving to cities

St. Mary’s considering regulating sweepstakes center

Reel Fun Internet Sweepstakes Cafe court battle to continue

Palm Coast gives tentative OK to Internet cafe moratorium

Palm Coast to tackle Internet cafe ban

Florida Internet cafes a front for easy gambling

Reel Fun of Pinellas sweepstakes cafe files injunction against sheriff

City to vote on ‘casino’ games ban

Palm Coast Imposes 6-Month Moratorium on Gambling Halls Proliferating as “Internet Cafes”

Deltona says no new Internet cafes

Pinellas sheriff warns sweepstakes cafes of investigations

Pinellas sweepstakes cafe owners are warned

Proposed Gainesville Internet cafe must get special use permit

‘Don’t blame us,’ coalition says, if welfare recipients spend at Internet cafes

Sheriff scrutinizes sweepstakes cafés

Leesburg leaders block new Internet cafes from opening in the city

FL County Sheriff Orders Sweeps Shutdown

Pinellas sheriff questions legality of sweepstakes cafes

Moratorium on Internet cafes proposed in Palm Coast

Sweeping the net

9 Investigates: EBT Cards Used At Strip Mall Casinos

Are sweepstakes cafes legal? So far, yes

Worries About ‘Convenience Casinos’ in Florida

Pinellas Sheriff Jim Coats targets Internet sweepstakes cafes

Surveillance video of Internet cafe shootout released

1 dead in shootout at Internet cafe

Security guard shoots suspect at Internet cafe

Popular Internet sweepstakes rooms flourish in a legal ‘gray zone’

Internet cafes, popular in Gainesville, cause controversy statewide

‘Sweepstakes’ Cafes Thrive, Despite Police Misgivings

Palm Bay outlines special ‘Internet cafe’ zones

Internet Cafe Raises Money for Japan

Florida Considers Internet Cafe Ban

Bradenton Internet cafe gamers robbed

Volusia looks to restrict adult arcades

Anthony Westbury: Why can’t Fort Pierce just say no to arcades?

Leon County Commissioners internet cafes used for gambling

Internet cafe owner wants repeat burglar behind bars

Neptune Beach council approves Internet cafe ordinance allowing some computer gambling, for now

Police: Accidental Shooting Kills Woman

Report: Gunman robs Internet cafe in Orange City

Robber takes guard’s gun, robs Gainesville Internet cafe

Sebring Internet cafe robbed

Ponte Vedra’s Internet cafe — A gamble that’s not paying off

Police looking for sweepstakes cafe robber

Gunman in Internet Cafe Robbery Sought

Rep. wants to get rid of internet cafes

Councilwoman pushes stricter Internet cafe rules

Can Florida’s gaming-machine law be enforced? It’s a matter of chance

Local Internet Cafes Offer Slot Machine-Like Sweepstakes Games

Internet Cafe Owners Drop Suit Against Sheriff

Jacksonville Ordinance Restricts Gaming at Internet Cafes

Gaming Rooms Dodge Bullet

Jury Delivers A Win for Accused In Internet Cafe Gambling Case

Compulsive Gambling Group Says Sweepstakes Cafes Causing Problems for Floridians

‘Gambling Houses’ On Hold in Deltona

Florida Police Sting Against Sweepstakes Parlors, Internet Cafes, Called Off for Lack of Evidence

Gaming Rooms Spreading Gambling Woes for Many

Sweepstakes Internet Cafes Lead to Spike in Calls to Compulsive Gambling Hotline

Woman Sues Internet Cafe Over Crime

Orange City Council Places Moratorium on Internet Cafes

Baker County Commission Votes No on Internet Cafes

Virtual Slots Stir Real Questions in Florida

Internet Cafes, City at Odds on Gambling


Other States News Articles

Ohio: The Future sweepstakes of Ohio

Ohio: Internet cafes, how they work

Virginia: Internet cafe owner pleads guilty

Maine: Sweepstakes business ordered to shut down

N.C.: Sweepstakes parlors, buoyed by court ruling, gear up for expansion

Ohio: Raided Internet cafe reopens just outside Fremont limits

Ohio: Regulations possible for sweepstakes businesses

Georgia: City puts moratorium on Internet cafes

Virginia: Internet cafe owner considers new location

Ohio: Internet cafe staff charged

Ohio: Internet cafe raids draw debate over proposed regulations of these outlets

N.C.: Fayetteville seizes property from sweepstakes cafes

N.C.: Sweepstakes parlor owners hope to benefit from Cherokee deal

N.C.: Richmond County approves permits for Internet cafes

Ohio: Monroe puts tight restrictions on Internet cafes

Michigan: Internet sweepstakes pop up statewide

Ohio: Internet cafe sued by supplier

N.C.: Public hearing to be held on Internet cafes

Penn.: Legislature moves to shut down Internet cafes

Mass.: City council hears demand for Internet cafe crackdown

North Carolina: Appeals court considers sweepstakes cafes

Georgia: T’ville Internet cafe reopens

Ohio: Former employee robs Internet cafe

Ohio: Suspected Internet cafe robber released from jail

Ohio: One arrested, two sought in Internet cafe robbery

Ohio: HB 195 would allow for regulation of Internet cafes

Arkansas: Sweepstakes operator asks judge to declare games legal

Ohio: Parma City Council extends Internet cafe moratorium

Ohio: Fate of Internet cafes lies in legal give-and-take

Indiana: State targets new gambling mechanisms

Georgia: Sweepstakes cafe: legal or illegal?

New York: Internet cafe closes amid State investigation

South Carolina: Businesses gamble on legality of “sweepstakes” machines

South Carolina: Sheriff thinks gaming machines are illegal

Georgia: Newnan extends Internet cafe ban by 12 months

Ohio: Sweepstakes moratorium extended, ordinance banning them is shot down

South Carolina: Lavonia passes first reading of Internet cafe moratorium

Arkansas: Police raid suspected gambling operation

Ohio: Zoning measure would limit Internet cafes

Arkansas: Internet “cafes”: another word for a casino?

Ohio: Salem council moves toward Internet cafe auditing

Georgia: D.A. says Internet cafe is OK

Ohio: 7 people charged in illegal gambling operation

Ohio: Richmond Heights permits Internet cafes with restrictions

Georgia: Internet cafes targeted by state officials

Massachusetts: Springfield City Council rejects special permit for cyber cafe

Wisconsin: City of Tomahawk to get new Internet cafe business

North Carolina: Customer robs cyber cafe

Massachusetts: D.A. studies Internet cafe issue

Ohio: Sycamore Township sets public hearing on Internet cafes

Georgia: Governor orders crackdown on Internet cafes

Georgia: Moratorium passed on Internet cafes

Ohio: Internet cafe rules back on in Salem

Ohio: Panel to meet on vetoed Internet cafe ordinance

Georgia: D.A. not prosecuting sweepstakes cafes until law clarifies

Georgia: District Attorney closes Bainbridge Internet cafes

North Carolina: Two Internet cafe robberies may be linked

Ohio: Communities wary of “glorified slot machines”

New York: New Internet cafes tests limits of state gaming laws

North Carolina: City mulls charging fees to Internet cafes

Virginia: Research explores Internet cafes as option for school funding

Ohio: City wants cut of “Internet sweepstakes” revenues

Georgia: St. Mary’s slot-style electronic gaming

Ohio: Two Internet cafes to have grand openings

Massachusetts: New Bedford officials welcome ban on cyber cafes

Ohio: Parma extends Internet cafe moratorium by 90 days

Ohio: Internet cafe operators apply for license with local gov’t

Ohio: Hour limits on Internet cafe gaming questioned

Virginia: Gaming cafe pleads guilty

Ohio: Ordinance restricts sweepstakes business

Massachusetts: Triple Sevens Cyber Center files appeal for special permit to operate Internet cafe

Virginia: New law closes down local Internet cafe

Ohio: Council members question legality of sweepstakes cafe

Georgia: Nine people arrested in Moultrie Internet cafe raid

Ohio: Council members question legality of Internet cafes

Georgia: City to look into Internet Sweepstake Cafes

Ohio: Committee supports internet cafe fees

Georgia: D.A.’s office cracks down on Internet cafes

South Carolina: Controversial Internet cafe takes hold in Myrtle Beach

North Carolina: Town board votes to lift restrictions on Internet gaming business

Utah: Five Internet cafe employees face felony gambling charges

Ohio: Township prohibits Internet sweepstakes cafes

Ohio Police Crack Down On Sweepstakes video games

Ohio: Springboro joins in regulation against gaming cafes

Ohio: Bowling Green police raid Internet cafe

Ohio: Bowling Green police seize terminals from sweepstakes cafe

North Carolina: Fayetteville collects fees from sweepstakes cafes

Ohio: Internet cafes: Ban or benefit?

Ohio: $5,000 licensing fee OK’d for Internet cafes in Ravenna

Massachusetts: Expansion of Internet cafe approved

Ohio: Monclova Township bans Internet cafes, for now

Texas: Dallas City Council approves Internet cafe moratorium

Ohio: City of Ravenna eyes “strict” regulations of Internet cafes

Virginia: Three strikes earns Internet cafe a one-week closure

Ohio: Medina Council extends Internet cafe moratorium

Ohio: Jackpot or dicey deal? A trip to local Internet cafe turns a keyboard into instant Vegas

Virginia: Colonial Downs, EZ Horseplay, sweepstakes cafes and the law

Massachusetts: Judge denies request for sweepstakes cafes

Ohio: Norwalk narrowly OK’s Internet cafe legislation

Ohio: Odds still against internet cafes in Medina

North Carolina: What happened to the Internet sweepstakes ban?

Sweepstakes centers denied in South Boston

Ohio: Moreland Hills places temporary moratorium on Internet sweepstakes cafes

Massachusetts: Dartmouth approves alcohol license for bar

Ohio: Don’t take chances on Internet cafes

Massachusetts: License Commission nixes sweepstakes operation

Ohio: Internet cafe plan called “money grab” by North Ridgeville mayor

Ohio: Internet cafes still unwelcome in Medina

Georgia: Internet cafe busted

Massachusetts: Phone card video terminals still in business

Massachusetts: Springfield cyber cafe’s future sparks city council debate

Ohio: Player files suit for jackpot: Internet cafe refuses to pay $6,250 cash prize

Virginia: Operator of Portsmouth gambling cafe fined $100

Ohio: Shaker Heights places maratorium on Internet cafe proposals

Ohio: State bill would likely shut down Internet cafes in Parma and Parma Heights

Ohio: Lakewood City Council approves extension on sweepstakes cafe moratorium

Sheffield OKs legislation to allow Internet gaming cafes

Ohio: Youngstown Council Considers New Internet Cafe Rules

Ohio: Don’t take chances on Internet cafes

Cyber cafes banned in Massachusetts

Ohio: Lorain’s second sweepstakes cafe to open

Massachusetts: Attorney General declares internet cafe gambling illegal

Ohio: Avon looks to continue maratorium on Internet cafes

Virginia: Internet cafe plan nixed by Danville City Council

Massachusetts: Fall River councilor protests seizures His Web cafes are closed by the state

Massachusetts: Cyber café applicant put on hold

Ohio: Looking for ‘Luck’ in Lorain

Ohio: Lorain’s first Internet sweepstakes cafe opens today

Massachusetts: Police scour two local Internet cafes, seeking evidence of illegal gambling

Cash at the keyboard, Computer Cafes Come Under Scrutiny

Massachusetts: Legality of Sweepstakes Cafes Questioned

Virginia likely to outlaw Internet sweepstakes cafes, while others weigh ban versus regulation

Ohio: AG supports regulating Internet cafe gaming

Ohio: Internet Cafes Vs. Lottery

Ohio: Authorities Hit 3 Internet Cafes in Warren Gambling Raid

Ohio: Area state legislators hope to license Internet cafes

Georgia: Your morning jolt: The return of video poker — or something like it

Massachusetts: Casino Circumvention?

Ohio: Lakewood Eyes Extending Moratorium of Internet Gaming Establishments

Bowdon aims to quell sweepstakes threat

Internet cafes in Tabor City, Calabash robbed

Virginia legislature votes to ban Internet cafes

County approves 9 gaming licenses — Parlors, Internet cafes pay $83,800 under strict law

Another sweepstakes parlor robbed at gunpoint Clerk killed in robbery at Internet sweepstakes cafe

‘Smash-and-grab’ burglaries in Raleigh, Durham may be related

Amherst mulls web cafes: No decision yet on allowing internet sweepstakes in city

Georgia Officials Carry Out Gambling Raids at Eight Locations

City Councilor’s New Business Sidesteps Gambling Regulations

Sweepstakes Versus Slots: What’s the Difference?

Metro Columnist Dan Casey: Grungy, Shady, Sleazy ‘Internet Cafe’ is Now Legal

Berea Develops Regulations for Internet Cafe Games

North Carolina Governor Signs Electronic Sweepstakes Game Ban

Hickory Council OKs Moratorium on Gaming Establishments

Elyria Council Passes Ordinance on Internet Gaming Cafes

Internet Cafe’s Legality at Question

Richmond Heights Scrutinizing Internet Cafes

Martinsville Plans to Regulate Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

Sweepstakes Cafes: Coming to Your Low-Income Neighborhood

Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney Addresses Sweepstakes Cafe Raid

Struggling with the ‘Grey Market‘

North Carolina Legislature Passes Ban On Internet Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes Cafes Thrive, Despite Police Misgivings


Opinions and Case Law Information

State of Florida v. Crisante

State’s Traverse and Motion to Dismiss

Allied Veterans of the World v. State of Florida

Rowe v. County of Duval

Texas Attorney General Opinion GA-0527

Barber v. Jefferson County Racing Association (Alabama Supreme Court)

Department of Agriculture Investigation Report (May 4, 2007)

Georgia Senate Bill 454 – Relating to Coin Operated Amusement Machines


Materials

Florida Senate Interim Project 2009-123: Review of Electronic Game Promotions

Massachusetts Regs. relating to: Illegal Lotteries, Sweepstakes and De Facto Gambling Establishments

Zoning measure on ballot would limit internet cafes in Richmond Heights