Sweepstakes cafe busted in undercover operation

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Police seized 21 computers and cash from a Myrtle Beach internet café Wednesday as part of an undercover operation designed to eliminate illegal gambling activities in the city.

The operation targeted Five Star Internet Café Sweepstakes, located at 706 North Ocean Boulevard, according to a news release from the Myrtle Beach Police Department. Officers received advanced training and support from the South Carolina Enforcement Division, the release stated.

This operation comes just days after the South Carolina Senate approved a bill further restricting video gambling, closing any loophole in the existing gambling laws and banning so-called sweepstakes cafés.

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