Sweepstakes cafe is an enterprise that offers opportunities to gain awards by buying an item or service, typically access to the internet or telephone cards. They started to occur sometime around 2005 in the Southern United States and gained popularity rapidly. There is a dispute related to the activity of such enterprises and whether or not they breach anti-gambling legislation. Operators and the businesses are providing the systems used to retain that they function under the legislation regulating bonuses and sweepstakes. But opponents of internet sweepstakes cafe games have claimed that these installations are intended to grasp the technical features of gambling laws.