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VCSO SHUTS DOWN INTERNET CAFES COUNTYWIDE
2 Recent Armed Robberies, Appeals Court Ruling Prompt Orders to Close Illegal Gaming Centers
Several illegal Internet café establishments in Volusia County are shut down after Volusia County sheriff’s detectives issued cease-and-desist orders to the businesses.
The crackdown was prompted after two recent armed robberies occurred at local gaming businesses. A recent appeals court ruling determined certain gaming devices used at the Internet cafes are illegal.
Since Oct. 19, local gambling establishments have been issued cease-and-desist orders – effective immediately -- warning that they’re conducting illegal activities and could face criminal charges.
In 2017, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office conducted a two-month undercover investigation of local casino-style electronic gaming businesses. At that time, one was raided and shut down -- The Hot Spot, 1230 Hand Ave., Ormond Beach. Eight additional businesses were served cease-and-desist orders at that time, including the Jackpot Saloon in Deltona. The establishments are unlicensed and unregulated, and are considered illegal gambling because they rely on games of chance rather than games of skill.
In addition, Internet cafes statewide were shut down in April 2013 after Gov. Rick Scott signed a ban approved by the Florida Legislature.
In East Volusia, orders were issued to these locations:
--1004 Derbyshire Road, Daytona Beach - issued 10/25/2018- CLOSED
--1108 Derbyshire Road, Daytona Beach - pending; appears to be closed.
--1376 N Nova Road, Daytona Beach (Lucky Ducks) - issued 10/25/18- CLOSED
--2990 W International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach (Speedway Station) issued 10/26/18 -CLOSED
--1220 Hand Avenue #D, Ormond Beach (The Spot) - issued 10/26/18- CLOSED
--1240 Hand Avenue, Ormond Beach (The Room) - issued 10/26/18 _ CLOSED
--986 N Nova Road, Ormond Beach (Jiffy 2) - issued 10/26/18 - CLOSED
--1396 N Nova Road, Holly Hill (Hidden Treasure) - issued 10/26/18 - CLOSED
--1230 Hand Avenue, Ormond Beach (Hot Spot) – issued 10/19/2018 -CLOSED
--800 S Nova Road, Ormond Beach (Asian Internet Café) – issued 10/23/18 - CLOSED
--1106 Derbyshire Road, Daytona Beach (Family Food Mart) - issued 10/26/2018 – machines shut down.
-218 N Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach (The Spot) - cease and desist issued 10/26/2018 – Machines were removed by owner.
In West Volusia, the locations are:
--350 Spring Garden Ave., DeLand (Cyber Monkey) - issued 10/19/18 -CLOSED
--2411 Enterprise Road, Orange City (Preview Games) - issued 10/19/18 - CLOSED
--600 Courtland Deltona (Jackpot Saloon) - issued 10/19/18 - CLOSED
--2516 N. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand (KK Entertainment Games)- issued 10/26/18 – CLOSED
--1250 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand (Winners Circle) - pending issue
Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352
Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151