|Published:||Mar 26, 2013 6:08 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 26, 2013 6:17 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - "When you get to be my age, it's nice to get a little thrill once and a while when you win," said Jean Weidle.
Jean Weidle said a new state bill could pull the plug on her fun. Weidle has been coming to Jackpots, an adult arcade center in Naples, since they first opened.
"It's where you can go and forget other things and have fun playing and it's relatively inexpensive, cheaper than going to a movie for us," said Wedile.
But the proposed bill would shut down Internet cafes and adult amusement centers, like Jackpots. State represenatives and senators believe the bill will stop fraud.
"This would make changes that would be nearly impossible if not impossible to comply with," said Steve Libonte.
Steve Libonte, the owner of the Flamingo in East Naples, said adult arcades like his have state laws in place that he has been following for years, like using gift cards to pay out players, not cash.
"The bill that's before the legislature now would pretty much effectively put us out of business," said Libonte.
While the senior citizens who go to the arcades would hurt them more.
"I have a wife and an elderly aunt and I have to take them twice a week, it costs them 20 to 30 dollars and they play for 4 or 5 hours and its better and cheaper than paying for therapy costs," said Dave Patterson.
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