Medina Bans Internet Gaming Cafes

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The Great American Internet Gaming Debate of 2010 continues. As Scene alerted readers to recently, cities across Ohio are currently tapping their toes wondering whether or not to let internet gaming dens crop up in within their limits. For those of you who are under 65 and don’t live in Parma, internet gaming cafes — also known as sweepstake cafes — are joints where customers can gamble online in threadbare splendor. The debate spins around the question of whether or not the establishments count as casinos.

According to the Plain Dealer, Medina has just joined the list of cities banning the cafes. Last night the city council approved a six-month moratorium on the concept.

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