Internet Sweepstakes Cafes: Unregulated Storefront Gambling in the Neighborhood

Policy Position Issue | 09.23.2015

This paper addresses the proliferation of Internet sweepstakes cafes, including a thorough history of the venues and a look at where and how they operate. It outlines legislation and legal activity that already has taken place related to the issue in various states across the country. Finally, it addresses the legal arguments against sweepstakes cafes and offers expansive definitions for the prohibition of the machines through state law.