Ohio investigators raid suspected Internet cafe
Written by Associated Press   
Saturday, 04 May 2013 06:34

ONTARIO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general says state investigators searched a Richland County business suspected of operating as an illegal gambling establishment.

Attorney General Mike DeWine's office said Friday that agents with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation seized evidence, but made no arrests at the facility in Ontario. The investigation is ongoing.

DeWine recently formed an Internet Gaming Advisory Unit within his office to help local law enforcement and prosecutors' offices investigate and prosecute Internet sweepstakes cases.

At Internet cafes, patrons buy cards for phone and Internet time with chances to play computer games that operate like slot machines with cash prizes.

DeWine calls the cafes illegal gambling operations. The industry calls the facilities legal.

The raids came after the 8th District Court of Appeals ruled that the operations were obvious gambling schemes.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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