States debate Internet cafe gambling

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Are casino-style video slot games gambling under state laws? Should states allow that kind of gambling? Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, says it is gambling. "What we've seen a lot with these Internet sweepstakes cafes is it's a way to get around gambling laws," Whyte said. "The only reason people are going to these facilities and spending so much time and money is because it's gambling. If it wasn't gambling, it wouldn't be popular." The assumption, he said, is people are going primarily to gamble and not to use the Internet, make copies or fax documents.


States debate Internet cafe gambling