It may be game over for more than a dozen Internet Cafes in Jacksonville after the City Council voted unanimously to label them a public nuisance back in late May.
According to our partners at the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville’s City Council voted to ban casino-style games used at internet cafes and shops around the city, tying them to robberies and shootings that compound the city’s crime problems.
The bill bans anyone operating “simulated gambling devices." This will be the first series of forced closures by the City of Jacksonville, with the cafes listed below being the first on the chopping block.
The businesses listed below may be forced to close by the end of the day on Monday. First Coast News has learned an emergency meeting has been called to discuss this.
Stay with us as this story develops.