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NC high court decision on sweepstakes takes effect

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EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A North Carolina Supreme Court decision upholding a ban on video sweepstakes machines is going into effect.

The state Supreme Court last month upheld a state law outlawing sweepstakes halls as gambling operations. The court's ruling goes into effect statewide on Thursday.

The US Supreme Court last week rejected the sweepstakes game industry's request to block enforcement while businesses appealed to the country's highest court, a step expected by mid-March.

Enforcement of the video sweepstakes ban was expected to vary widely around the state. A spokesman for the Internet Based Sweepstakes Operators says 90 percent of the state's operators will close down voluntarily, with some reopening using different software and gaming options that will have to be tested with new court cases.

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sweepstakes

can someone tell me where they are i don't mind going across the state line to nc and i agree there is nothing wrong just somewhere for me to relax and meet new people on my night off and we have had no problems and like they say do not tell me how to spend my money that i work for and futhermore if we had a casino closer i would not need to go to the cafes its better than a club where there is violence

For you sylvia

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