Jacksonville City Council votes to shut down remaining internet cafes

Jacksonville FL — A years-long push by some Jacksonville lawmakers to close internet gaming facilities appears to finally have paid off. Tuesday evening the Jacksonville City Council voted in favor of shutting down all remaining internet cafes, immediately.

We reported in May when City Council voted to close the businesses, but gave operators until February of next year to shut them down.

Data collected last September showed Jacksonville Police had received more than 28,000 calls to addresses tied to nearly 100 internet cafes over a five-year period.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry will need to sign the bill into law, before the facilities are forced to close. We reached out to the city and they tell us the Mayor intends to sign the ordinance, sometime within the next week.

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