(LANSING, Mich.) -- Eight "Internet sweepstakes cafes" across Michigan have been shut down by state authorities after an investigation revealed that illegal gambling was allegedly taking place at the establishment.
Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Thursday that the Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division has reached an agreement with Innovative Entertainment of Michigan that operations at eight Internet sweepstakes cafes will be halted indefinitely.
"Internet sweepstakes cafes that permit illegal gaming are nothing more than unregulated pop-up casinos and consumers should steer clear," Schuette said in a statement. "We will continue to work with the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Gaming Control Board to shut down these and any other illegal gambling operations."
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