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Lawyer For Fla. Veterans Charity Goes on Trial

Attorney Kelly Mathis says he simply gave legal advice to a veterans’ charity that ran a string of Internet cafes offering customers a chance to play sweepstakes while checking email and social media.

CBS Tampa–09/14/2013

Internet cafes across Florida could soon be forced to close their doors as state lawmakers continue to move swiftly to outlaw the storefront operations. (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Ban Internet Cafes

Internet cafes across Florida could soon be forced to close their doors as state lawmakers continue to move swiftly to outlaw the storefront operations.

03/22/2013

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Seminole Tribe Says State Could Forfeit Millions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Seminole Tribe of Florida could stop paying tens of millions to the state if legislators move ahead with a bill to regulate electronic sweepstakes operations known as Internet cafes.

CBS Tampa–02/04/2012

Web users fill the EasyInternetCafe in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Internet Cafes Ban Clears Hurdle in Fla. House

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida House Republicans are calling for a ban on Internet cafes, which have sprung up all around the state.

CBS Tampa–01/18/2012

Visitors to Global Gaming Expo check out the latest gambling wares at a gaming exhibition in Macau on June 8, 2011.  Photo credit: MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

Fla. Lawmaker Revamps Casino Legislation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida voters would get a say on casinos or slot machines at dog tracks under a new gambling proposal.

CBS Tampa–01/07/2012

Web users fill the EasyInternetCafe in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Former aide to Fla. House Speaker lobbying

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former aide to House Speaker Dean Cannon is now lobbying for one of the companies involved in the fight over gambling.

CBS Tampa–11/08/2011

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