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Despite raids and law, internet cafes in Ohio "spring up like mushrooms"
While raiding one today, officials find out about two more
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Fifty-two sites were on the county's list when the raids began a year ago. More have sprung up since.
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County, state and federal authorities raided what they thought was the last of the internet cafes in the Cuyahoga County today (Wednsday), only to discover they have more work to do. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the ongoing battle.

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The Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office started the raids on what it calls “illegal gambling casinos” a year ago. The Lucky Palm 77 at East 67th and St. Clair was the last of the 52 on the list.

So when Parma Heights police, the U.S. Secret Service, the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the prosecutor’s office removed more than 30 machines from the Lucky Palm, they thought it was a momentous occasion.

Until, a guy walked up.

Prosecutor’s spokesman Joe Frolik says the guy wanted to make a wager, and asked politely if two other cafes nearby were still open. 

“And basically that was the first the officers had heard of that one. … These things can spring up like mushrooms. You don’t need a huge investment to set one of these places up. And as they spring up, we are determined to prepare search warrants, execute those search warrants and shut them down.”

 Frolik says the county now believes a half dozen or fewer of the storefronts remain. Supporters of the cafes insist they are not gambling. They’re also mounting a referendum campaign to try to overturn a state law that puts them out of existence.  

Listener Comments:

I Live in nc, the money is so huge, money keeps coming to dirty politions,Chase Burns from fl. who got caught with around 400 million dollars,keeps spreading the wealth. in nc. after the State Supreme Court Banned them as of 1/3/2013 with a three year battle


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