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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 9, September 2012, Posted On: 8/28/2012

FL Lawmakers Move Toward Ban On Sweepstakes Videogames

by Staff Reporter
TAGS: sweepstakes video game, Internet sweepstakes, Florida sweepstakes games, gambling machine, Scott Plakon, Florida sweepstakes ban, HB3

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- A bill to ban Internet sweepstakes videogames has been resurrected with its Aug. 22 passage by a 10-5 vote in the Business & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee in the Florida House, according to the News Service of Florida.

Sponsored by state Rep. Scott Plakon (R-Longwood), the bill (HB3) was originally introduced last year, but died in the Regulated Industries Committee at the close of the legislative session on March 9, 2012. | SEE BILL HISTORY

Sources estimate that Florida has 1,000 Internet cafés with sweepstakes games, employing as many as 10,000 people.

A campaign finance report showed that sweepstakes game operators have contributed more than $700,000 in support of statewide candidates in the upcoming election, said News4Jax.com.

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