Monday, September 5, 2011

Internet Cafe



Internet cafes are causing quite a bit of controversy in the state of Florida. Customers buy internet time bundled with casino-style sweepstakes and critics say it is a legal form of gambling, but without the benefits of fees or taxes because the cafes are largely unregulated. They seem to be popping up everywhere and their parking lots are always full of cars.

11 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Why a controversy, they are everywhere all over the world. Hope "Lee" didn't caused much trouble for Florida.

Birdman said...

20 years ago... unthinkable.

Darla said...

This has been interesting to listen to on the news.

Jack said...

I wasn't aware of this controversy. Don't think I would trust the security of places like this, any way.

Lois Evensen said...

The bundling part is strange to me. Yes, Internet Cafes were around and are going away now that more people have internet connections on phones, etc., but bundling with gambling? :\

Kaori said...

We have a whole bunch of them in Japan, too. Some are even fixed with shower stalls and some people actually live there. Very weird.

Leif Hagen said...

Sounds like it's difficult to get any CDP blogging time in an internet cafe' like that.....

Rob and Mandy said...

Seen and heard about internet cafes with bars, restaurant, there is one in a laundrette nearby, but gambling... I can understand the controversy.

Cezar and Léia said...

People are always trying to take advantage!
**Dear Lois, thanks for your kind comment.I'm still feeling that awful jetlag ( it was a long trip from Brazil to Luxembourg) and I hope tomorrow I will be able to visit all blog friends.
Hugs!
Léia

Jim Klenke said...

Everyone is always trying to get around Uncle Sam, and Uncle Sam is always trying to find a way to get us, LOL.

Halcyon said...

Interesting. In most other places internet cafes are dwindling due to most people having access at home these days. I'm sure the gambling aspect won't last long.