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Debate Revived over Banning Gambling Storefronts

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

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For several years now, they’ve sprouted up across Ohio in storefronts, malls, convenience stores and gas stations. First, they were called "skill games." Then, later, they morphed into being called "sweepstakes" or "internet cafes." But whatever the name, they involve video games that look like slot machines, and critics have labeled them “illegal gambling.” Ohio legislators keep complaining about the operations, but the lawmakers have done little to stop them. Now, though, as statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports, there’s a renewed push to take action.


Government/Politics, Statehouse News Bureau

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