Some Internet Cafes Close Doors After Statewide Raid

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Public attention from recent raids by authorities is forcing some Columbus area internet cafes to scramble.

10TV found at least two cafes that say they've decided to close permanently.

One place in particular seems to have put a hasty end to business.

The internet café called the Lucky Hook has now voluntarily closed. The sign in the window says the location and another have been shut down because of "the excessive negative media" on internet cafes.

Neighbors say it just happened all of a sudden, and the café is still furnished.   

The closures come one day after raids at different cafes in Central Ohio. State and local agents raided seven locations around the state.

The Ohio Attorney General's office says those cafes are suspected of illegal gambling.  

The owner of the cafes raided on Thursday is different than the owner of the Lucky Hook.

No one answered when 10TV tried to contact Lucky Hook for comment.

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