Calif. Lawmaker Drafts Bill To Ban Internet Gambling Cafes

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 6:53 PM EST) -- On the heels of a massive crackdown of California Internet cafes offering illegal casino-style games, an assemblyman has introduced a bill to block the proliferation of sweepstakes gambling cafes, according to a Thursday statement.

Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, proposed Assembly Bill 1439 to close a loophole in current state laws that doesn't clearly define sweepstakes gaming by defining those activities as an unfair business practice. This new classification would allow cities, counties and the Department of Justice to bring civil lawsuits against the cafe operators, according to...
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