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Ohio group faces signature deadline in bid to repeal Internet cafe crackdown
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 3, 2013 10:06 AM EDT
Opponents of a state law that effectively bans storefront sweepstakes parlors are nearing an extended signature deadline to place a repeal request on the November 2014 ballot.
Spokesman Matt Dole says the committee dispatched hundreds of signature-gatherers to take advantage of the extra 10 days.
If enough signatures are gathered, enforcement of the law would be suspended until next November's vote. Otherwise, the ban moves forward.
Patrons buy cards for phone and Internet time at the so-called Internet cafes with chances to play slots-like computer games for cash prizes.
Committee to Protect Ohio Jobs: http://committeetoprotectohiojobs.com
Ohioans Against Illegal Gambling: http://stopillegalgambling.com/