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Internet Cafe Lawsuit Alleges Legislature May Have Outlawed Computers

After embarrassing arrests reached all the way to the Lt. Governor’s office, Florida lawmakers quickly passed a complete ban on gambling in Internet cafes. But, the bill may have plenty of unintended consequences, according to a lawsuit trying to stop the bill.

CBS Miami–07/10/2013

Gambling machine at an internet cafe.  (CBS4)

Adult Arcades Closing Around State Due To New Internet Cafe Law

The Florida Arcade Association estimates that 150 adult arcades across the state have voluntarily closed their doors since Gov. Rick Scott signed a law last week intended to close all strip-center gaming parlors.

CBS Miami–04/20/2013

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Mayor Looks On As County Begins Destroying Internet Cafe Machines

At a solid waste center in Miami Thursday heavy equipment went about the business of destroying illegal equipment – electronic gambling machines, or, as they’re known in South Florida, maquinitas.

CBS4–04/18/2013

Gambling machine at an internet cafe.  (CBS4)

Gov. Scott Signs Internet Cafe Bill

With little fanfare, Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill that prohibits gaming centers also known as “internet cafes” which will shutdown the industry that critics have likened to “storefront casinos.”

CBS4–04/10/2013

Gambling machine at an internet cafe.  (CBS4)

Internet Cafe Ban Approved By Final Committee

Legislation that would shutter Internet cafes and possibly senior arcades passed the Senate Rules Committee unanimously Tuesday, and the sponsor said he would push for a vote by the full Senate as soon as Thursday.

CBS4–04/02/2013

Gambling machine at an internet cafe.  (CBS4)

House Moves To Ban Internet Cafes

In the wake of a scandal which prompted the resignation ofthe state’s lieutenant governor, the House is moving full steam ahead on a measure which would ban internet cafes and adult arcades.

03/21/2013

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Florida House Passes Ban On Internet Cafe Games

By an overwhelming vote, the Florida House passed a measure Thursday which would ban so called ‘internet café games’.

CBS4–03/01/2012

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Destination Casino Bill Killed Until Next Year

The destination casinos bill making its way through the Florida House died Friday after the House Business & Consumer Affairs Committee that was hearing the bill continued it until the next legislative session in 2013.

CBS4–02/03/2012

(Source: Getty Images/FOTOPRESS/Phil Walter)

Committee OKs Internet Café Regulations But Not Ban

A Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would regulate Internet cafés, and rebuffed a proposed ban on the hundreds of businesses that critics compare to “storefront casinos.”

CBS4–01/19/2012

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