Jacksonville internet cafés operating without permits

Sheriff tells us that most in city are running legally JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Hundreds of internet cafés, also known as adult arcades, are operating in Jacksonville, and many remain open after having their permits revoked. Over the past decade, we have reported on raids and arrests at the arcades. In most cases, the charges were […]

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Raid marks new crackdown on gaming machines in NC

 North Carolina has banned video poker for 12 years, but now fish game tables are the new trend. According to arcade operators, they’re following state law because the money a person can win is based on skill not luck. Officials say otherwise. Authorities on Thursday raided a Randolph County arcade following a state investigation […]

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Plans to legalize sports betting could surface in the Carolinas next year

In the roughly six months since the Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports gambling, a handful of states have sprung to action to legalize the practice, from New Jersey to Mississippi. In North Carolina, home to three major-league sports teams, the issue hasn’t gotten much attention lately. But experts say that in […]

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Several internet cafes close in St. Augustine

Several internet cafes in St. Augustine have closed up shop. While the reason behind all of the closures isn’t clear, the St. Augustine Police Department recently sent letters accusing the businesses of violating the law by having “gaming devices which pay off in money or other things of value.” The letters gave the businesses 48 […]

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Home, Assets Tied Up For Years As Family Awaits Forfeiture Process

The owners of a Michigan business were charged three years ago with running an illegal gambling operation. While the husband and wife who own the business have not been convicted of a crime, law enforcement officials have nevertheless frozen nearly all of their assets with the hope of eventually acquiring them through a legal process called […]

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Internet cafes may soon need special-use permit to operate in Toledo

Anyone looking to open an Internet cafe in Toledo Ohio may soon have to secure a special-use permit before their patrons can log on. Councilman Tyrone Riley, who represents District 1, said he will ask for support from his colleagues at the next council meeting to request that the Toledo Plan Commission study the facilities […]

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Muskegon man convicted of running an illegal gambling operation

DETROIT, Mich. – An Ingham County Circuit Court jury on Sept. 21 convicted a 46-year-old Muskegon man of conducting an unlicensed and illegal gambling operation in Muskegon two years ago. The felony charge was filed in 2016 following a joint investigation by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan Gaming Control […]

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