City Councilman Jumaane Williams sponsors bill to shut down sweepstakes cafés

EXCERPT: “This is proliferating in the South, and we don’t want it to proliferate here,” said City Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn), who is sponsoring a bill to crack down on the parlors. “I’m hoping this bill will provide a hammer to bring [them] down .... They are completely violating the law.”

Williams’ bill would authorize the city to yank the license of any business caught awarding cash prizes.

For more, read this New York Daily News article.
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