Michigan Shuts Eight Internet Gambling Cafes
MonDay, May 7,2012 : EIGHT GAMBLING INTERNET CAFES SHUT IN MICHIGAN
State AG moves on internet sweepstakes operators
Enforcement action against internet gambling cafe operators that offer their clients gambling opportunities moved to Michigan this week, where the state Attorney General, Bill Schuette, ordered the closure of eight establishments.
The local newspaper Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that the decision did not draw much applause from online readers, but that it followed the initial result of an ongoing investigation by the Michigan State Police, the Michigan Gaming Control Board and the Attorney General’s office.
"Internet sweepstakes cafes that permit illegal gaming are nothing more than unregulated pop-up casinos and consumers should steer clear," Schuette said in a statement. “We will continue to work with the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Gaming Control Board to shut down these and any other illegal gambling operations.”