Internet Sweepstakes Cafes in the United States

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We provide online local cafe search capabilities for our visitors. Listings are organized by state, as well as regions of the state, depending on how many listings are located in that area.  Each business listing result contains a 5-point rating, determined by reviews from other site visitors and details such as:  business hours, methods of payment, features, parking and other facts about the Internet Sweepstakes Cafe location. Business owners can directly update their listing information. Cafe owners: be sure to submit your location if it is not listed! Site visitors can aid in keeping the business listings up to date with moderator approval.  Please be sure to review each Internet Sweepstakes Cafe you visit so you can help others determine the best cafe for their liking.


Internet Sweepstakes Cafes offer customers the opportunity to purchase internet access time on computer work stations. Internet Sweepstakes Cafes offer a staff of computer-literate personnel; many cafes also offer faxing, printing and copying services.

With the purchase of internet time, customers receive a free promotional game of chance, sponsored by the Internet Cafe.  Customers can play games resembling real casino games like slots, reels, keno and card games.  Player winnings are generally given in the form of cash.

Internet Sweepstakes Cafes are legally in compliance with gambling and lottery prohibitions because:

  1. Participation is readily available to all without payment or purchase, is convenient to use and is actually used in substantial amounts, and
  2. Those who participate without purchase receive the same odds as those who participate with purchase, and
  3. Disclosures of the alternative free method of entry, the odds and other terms and conditions of the game, are made.


  1. A Lottery, because they do not offer the three elements:  Prize, Chance, and Consideration.  The sweepstakes can be played for free.
  2. Gambling or gaming
  3. A Raffle
  4. A Casino

Click the links below to learn more about Internet Sweepstakes Cafes:

  • Seniors Mourn Closure of Florida Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

    Jun, 4 2013

    SARASOTA, FL – The party ended at midnight Friday for Sarasota County’s neighborhood mini casinos, but the goodbyes started much earlier.   Jean Baker wanted to cry.   The 83-year-old was at Jacks Are Wild on Clark Road in Sarasota by 9 a.m. It’s her morning routine: Coffee, doughnuts, gambling, socializing.   Six[…]

  • Florida Internet Sweepstakes Cafe Reopens – Without Prizes

    Jun, 4 2013

    SPRING HILL, FL — Six weeks ago, Terry Kasberg’s business was flying high. Customers were coming in by the droves to plunk down money and take their chances on Internet sweepstakes games.   But that all ended April 13, the day Gov. Rick Scott signed House Bill 155, which labeled such establishments as[…]

  • Raleigh North Carolina Police Await Opinion On Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

    Jun, 3 2013

    RALEIGH, N.C. — While police in Durham recently raided several Internet sweepstakes parlors suspected of operating illegally, Raleigh’s parlors won’t get a visit from the law just yet.   City Attorney Tom McCormick has told the Raleigh City Council that he’s waiting for guidance from Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby. Until then,[…]

  • Internet Sweepstakes Cafes Investigated by Ohio Attorney General

    May, 16 2013

    ONTARIO, OHIO — Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Friday that agents with the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) executed a search warrant at a business suspected of operating as an illegal gambling establishment.   Authorities executed the warrant at the Lucky Duck Cafe, 351 Lexington-Springmill Road North, in Ontario Mansfield in[…]

  • ClubWPT Leaves Florida After Ban on Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

    May, 15 2013

    ClubWPT is one of the most popular subscription based poker clubs in Florida. Officials from ClubWPT recently announced that they will be leaving Florida after a new ban on Internet sweepstakes cafes was passed last Wednesday. The ban did not specifically address online poker, but it did classify any electronic device used for[…]