MORE OHIO NEWS
News from region's first prime-time newscast. You'll find it First On Fox!
INTERNET CAFE REGULATIONS
New ban on Internet Cafes in Ohio starting to take effect, storefronts begin closing
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, October 5, 2013 11:03 AM EDT
It isn't taking long for a new state law banning storefront sweepstakes parlors in Ohio to have an impact.
The Columbus Dispatch reports a company that provides software and Internet service to cafes in the state has canceled its contracts with those sites.
Another provider agreed to stop doing business in the state in a plea deal settling a gambling case brought against it by Cuyahoga County's prosecutor.
Backers of the ban say the parlors harbor illegal gambling.
Opponents of the state law that effectively bans the parlors dropped their effort to place a repeal request on the November 2014 ballot.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com