Stark and Summit counties rank high in the state for Internet cafes and sweepstakes parlors.
The state attorney general’s office released a database Thursday showing that Stark has 21 of the controversial businesses, the third highest total in Ohio.
Summit is tied for fourth with Erie County with 20.
Lorain County leads the state with 42; Cuyahoga County is second with 22.
Elsewhere in the Akron area, there are five in Portage, three in Medina and one in Wayne.
Overall in Ohio, there are 339 Internet cafes in 57 counties.
Any sweepstakes business operating in Ohio was required to file an affidavit late last month with the attorney general under a state law extending a moratorium on new ones opening.
The statewide number is significantly less than the 600 or so the attorney general estimated were operating in Ohio earlier this year. Authorities believe many have closed.
The businesses, set up like mini casinos, often sell Internet time or phone cards, but people who buy those services can play games and win money on machines that look like video slots.
Attorney General Mike DeWine has accused the businesses of being illegal gambling operations and fronts for criminal activity.
The businesses have argued they are operating legally and efforts to close them will put people out of work and hurt local governments that receive fees from the operations.
Gov. John Kasich signed a law last month that effectively shuts down the industry in the state, but it doesn’t take effect until September.
Meanwhile, the sweepstakes industry has launched a petition drive to put the issue before Ohio voters in November 2014.