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Cuyahoga County Prosecutor closes more internet cafes

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty announced Wednesday that they have shut down the last of the 52 original illegal gambling casinos.

McGinty says mini casinos or "Internet cafés" have been a problem in the area for the last several years and are costing the city millions of dollars.

McGinty adds the machines in the casinos are rigged and the chances to win are very poor. "They are designed to rip you off," said McGinty.

In some circumstances the owners have not paid their winners, which have caused dangerous confrontations involving weapons. McGinty also said that elderly ladies are usually the victims to the illegal casinos and some have lost more than $10,000.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecution office is continuing to work with the police and the secret service to stop these illegal casinos. 

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