NC sheriffs target action on video sweepstakes ban

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Submitted: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 3:02am
Updated: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 4:42am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s sheriffs may start enforcing a state law outlawing video sweepstakes operations next month.

The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association on Monday told the state’s 100 county law enforcement officers that standard guidelines mean that the law can be enforced beginning on Jan. 3.

The state Supreme Court on Friday ruled in two cases in which amusement machine and other companies sought to overturn a 2010 law banning sweepstakes machines as a form of gambling. The high court said the law was a constitutional effort to close a loophole since the state outlawed video poker machines in 2007.

Sweepstakes operators and their attorneys say they’re confident they can make changes in the games so that they can stay in business.

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2015 years 8 months ago

They should close the strip clubs before the sweepstakes. And when you buy a lottery ticket you DON’T KNOW how much AND IF you will win any money. I haven’t seen naked people at a sweepstakes—–I would rather have my husband throw money into a machine than at naked or half naked women.

2015 years 8 months ago


2015 years 8 months ago

Get in shape, get naked at home and see if your husband will throw money at you.