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Arcade suit seeks to block part of Fla. gaming law

7:53 AM, Apr 19, 2013   |    comments
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The operators of two Broward County arcades have filed a lawsuit seeking to block enforcement of part of new law banning simulated slot machines or other casino-style games. 

Attorney Bruce Rogow filed the lawsuit Thursday on behalf of the Boardwalk Brothers and Play It Again Fla arcades. The measure was signed into law last week by Gov. Rick Scott in the aftermath of a racketeering investigation into a veterans charity that operated numerous Internet cafes authorities said were actually illegal gambling operations.

The lawsuit contends part of the law is vague and arbitrary as it applies to arcades, which differ from Internet cafes. The lawsuit asks a judge to issue an injunction blocking authorities from enforcing that section.

Local law enforcement agencies are tasked with enforcing the new law.

Associated Press

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