Another provider agreed to stop doing business in Ohio in a plea deal settling a gambling case, the newspaper said.
Gov. John Kasich in June signed the virtual ban that restricted payouts at Internet cafés, which law enforcement officials believe have been harboring illegal gambling operations.
More than 620 Internet cafés operate in Ohio, representing growing competition to legalized casinos and charity games.
Opponents of the ban announced this week they were dropping their effort to pursue a ballot repeal due to a lack of signatures.
Pong Marketing and Promotions, which provided software and Internet service to 55 cafés, terminated all of its contracts with Ohio retail customers Thursday, The Dispatch reported.
VS2 Worldwide Communication, a provider to 45 Internet cafés, said it would pull out of the state in a plea deal with the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office, the newspaper said. Two of the company’s owners were to face a trial next week in Cleveland on racketeering, money laundering and gambling charges.
Meanwhile, a pair of Internet Cafés in Columbus were already locked and appeared to be closed.
Attorney General Mike DeWine, a frequent critic of the operations, has promised to enforce the new regulations limiting payouts right away.
DeWine is notifying county sheriffs and Internet-café owners about the new requirements, which includes a $10 limit on the value of prizes and bans on cash prizes.
State law enforcement officials have maintained no single law enforcement agency has authority to investigate or pursue criminal charges statewide for any illegal activity at the cafés, which they argue leaves the industry open to money laundering and other crimes.
Foes of the crackdown say the law went too far in limiting activity at the parlors, many of which they describe as mom-and-pop operations that provide jobs in local communities.