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Tiki Island Internet Cafe, 350 North Ave., promotes its “Sweepstakes Room” on its Facebook page and offers customers the ability to “play games, win ca$h, surf the web, check e-mails and social media sites.”


Internet gambling cafes face shutdown

So-called Internet sweepstakes cafés in Mesa County could get letters ordering them to stop running illegal gambling houses as soon as Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signs a bill into law that prohibits their operation.
Should an investigation turn up evidence of illegal activity, the Federal Bureau of Investigation could seize property from the cafés, including computers used as simulated gambling devices, Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said.

Lawyer: Contempt case violates juror’s rights

A contempt prosecution against a juror who served during Michael Blagg’s 2004 murder trial is judicial overreach and potentially violates due process rights, a Grand Junction lawyer argues in a court filing.



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