Bowling Green police raid Internet cafe
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:52:47 GMT —
Bowling Green police are cracking down on gambling within their jurisdiction. With the assistance of the Ohio Investigative unit, B.G. police raided an Internet cafe in the city Tuesday.
On June 14, police executed a search warrant at the No Limit Internet Cafe located at 106 E. Napoleon road. The warrant was issued and served after an ongoing investigation. Items including electronic devices were seized as evidence relating to apparent violations of Ohio gambling laws.
No charges have been filed and the case remains under investigation.
Internet cafes have been filling empty storefronts in Norhtwest Ohio for nearly a year now. They often feature "sweepstakes" and "games of skill" that offer cash prizes. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has worked with state legislators to craft legislation to carefully regulate these games to make sure they are fair, honest, and do not violate Ohio's gambling laws.
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