TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gaming centers also known as "Internet cafes" are now illegal in Florida.
Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Wednesday that bans up to 1,000 storefront operations across the state.
The new law took effect immediately after Scott signed the bill.
However, state officials say they will leave enforcement of the new law to local law-enforcement officials. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says it will enforce any criminal statutes as required by state law when any such law becomes effective.