Internet Cafe Bill Dies In Senate

Published: 01/03/2013

COLUMBUS — Despite overwhelming approval by the Ohio House, legislation aimed at cracking down on Internet gaming cafes ran out of time before it could be taken up by the Senate.

House Bill 605, which would establish strict limits on sweepstakes gaming at Internet cafes, passed the House 63-30 early last month. According to the Associated Press, Senate President Tom Niehaus (R-14, New Richmond), said he decided not to bring the bill up for a vote before the end of the General Assembly’s session because there was not sufficient time to fully vet the bill.