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Critics of internet cafes say they promote gambling addictions
Ohio's attorney general is backing a bill to shut down the sweepstakes stores
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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More than 800 Ohio businesses have registered with the state attorney general as internet cafes or sweepstakes stores. But the AG contends they’re basically illegal gambling operations, and he’s backing a bill in the Legislature that aims to shut down most of the stores.

Tuesday afternoon, a committee of the Ohio House of Representatives held yet another hearing on the proposal. As statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports, this session was to feature supporters of the crackdown, but critics of the measure spoke out anyway.

Attorney General: internet cafes are basically illegal gambling operations

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