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Ohio lawmakers crackdown on Internet cafes

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Ohio lawmakers are cracking down on Internet cafes, calling them illegal gambling parlors in disguise.

The cafes sell prepaid phone cards to patrons to play on electronic "sweepstakes" that offer cash payouts.

The General Assembly is trying to stop more cafes from opening and Attorney General Mike Dewine wants to completely ban Internet cafes, but says he will settle for strict regulations on the businesses.

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