Ohio Bans Internet Cafes

The entrance to an internet cafe in Florence, ...

The entrance to an internet cafe in Florence, Italy. A sign posted on the door states that users, under Italian law (Law No. 155 of 31 July 2005) are required to provide valid identification before receiving computer terminal services (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This law isn’t so bad as it seems but it disfavors all who can’t afford private and mobile Internet. Try that in a third world country and see hell break loose
‘The Senate voted in favor of House Bill 7, effectively banning Internet cafes in the state. Gov. John Kasich is on board with the decision and will sign the bill once it reaches his desk, his spokesman said.

‘Moments before lawmakers took the vote, Sen. Bill Seitz delivered what he called the industry’s eulogy.

‘”Today it is my privilege to give the eulogy for the 6,000 to 8,000 people that will be put out of work by the adoption of this measure,” said the Cincinnati Republican, who cast a no vote.

‘”The biggest flaw in this bill is that it takes the approach ‘shoot ’em all and let God sort it out,'” Seitz said…’
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3 Responses to Ohio Bans Internet Cafes

  1. Just Months After Florida Outlawed Internet Cafes, Regulators Rubber-Stamped More Phony Horse Racing

    Just months after Florida outlawed Internet Cafes in the wake of a scandal, State pari-mutuel regulators quietly approved yet another round of phony gambling events at Gretna Racing, LLC (“Gretna”) in North Florida, despite a May 6, 2013 court ruling that these activities are illegal.

    Initially, it seemed as though the State would honor the judge’s scathing 85-page rebuke of Gretna’s activities. But that was not the case.

    Instead, just days later after receiving threatening letters from Gretna’s ownership—the very same lawyers who had litigated on their behalf—the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering authorized Gretna to open once again for gambling on phony horse events.

    “Shockingly, the State of Florida has responded to the court’s ruling on illegal activities—not by protecting thousands of jobs created by our multi-billion dollar international horse racing and breeding industry, but by granting a license to an offender to hold more of these phony events,” said Kent Stirling, Executive Director of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA).

    The FHBPA, an organization of Thoroughbred horsemen, joined the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association in supporting the Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association (FQHRA), which prevailed in the case.

    “Florida’s $2.2 billion dollar horse racing industry creates 104,000 documented annual Florida jobs,” explained FQHRA President Dr. Steve Fisch. “Governor Scott has committed to getting Floridians back to work by promoting Florida business the cornerstone of his administration. Now, we need him to hold true to that vision by putting a stop to this outrageous sidestep of Florida law that doing just the opposite by putting Florida horsemen and breeders out of work.”

    Click below to see the ad that appeared in newspapers across Florida . . .


  2. roberta4949 says:

    dont know for sure but I believe even those on welfare have cell phones and have access to the internet without cafes, (I always used the library internet until I could afford to have it myself.) frankly I think cafe owners should decide what they want after all they own it not hte goverment or am I just living in a fantasy world of logic and right (which translates into a world of illogic and wrongs)


    • pochp says:

      I agree with you Roberta. Imagine the pain if you’re an owner and you’re just starting to break even on earnings. That would mean all your time and labor were wasted! Thanks for your thoughts.


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