N.M. court to determine legality of Internet Cafes

Aug 19, 2013 6:02 PM

Continuing the trend around the country of determining the legality of Internet cafés, the New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case about a Las Cruces man accused of running a gambling enterprise.

The case involves Michael T. Vento who lost his business in 2008 after the state Gaming Control Board raided his facility and seized his 21 computer terminals.

Vento said he was only offering his customers a chance to win sweepstakes prizes but he was convicted of running a gambling business.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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