The gambling scandal that forced Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll to resign on Tuesday should lead the Legislature to do two things: Ban Internet cafes and think long and hard before approving mega-casinos in the state.
Internet cafes are at the low end of the gambling spectrum. A legal loophole lets them offer games that play like slot machines. Patrons plunk down $15 to $25 ostensibly to buy Internet time and, by playing the games, can earn more “time” that can be cashed in for a few hundred bucks — assuming they win.
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