The Florida House overwhelmingly approved a ban on storefront gaming centers less than 10 days after authorities accused Allied Veterans of the World of running a $300 million illegal gambling ring posing as a veterans’ charity.
The multi-state sting also prompted Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll to resign and put the House proposal to ban Internet cafes on a meteoric path to its 108-7 passage Friday morning. Carroll was a consultant for Allied Veterans during her time in the Florida House.
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The Associated Press contributed to this story.