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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 2, February 2013, Posted On: 1/15/2013

McDonald's And Coca-Cola Co. Own Most Florida Sweeps Games, Say Officials

by Staff Reporter
TAGS: video sweepstakes, Florida gaming, sweepstakes video game, Internet cafe, Florida Internet sweepstakes cafés, McDonald's, Coca-Cola Co., Marianel Toledo, Robert Jarvis

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- State officials say there are about 1,000 Internet sweepstakes cafés in Florida, and most of them are owned and operated by McDonald's and Coca-Cola Co., according to Watchdog.org, a pool of independent journalists supported by the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity.

In a report published by Marianel Toledo on Jan. 5, law professor Robert Jarvis of Nova Southeastern University Law Center, who specializes in gambling legislation, predicted: "We will see an expansion of Internet sweepstakes parlors in Florida this year." | SEE STORY

Several Florida lawmakers have repeatedly attempted to pass a ban on sweepstakes videogames. That effort so far has been unsuccessful. | SEE BILL TRACKER

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