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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on illegal sweepstakes parlors.

Vice and narcotics officers raided Spin City Sweepstakes Parlor next to the Walmart on Sigmon Road in Wilmington this afternoon.

Three employees were given citations. Deputies seized more than 48 sweepstakes machines in the raid.

“There are some more sweepstakes parlors in town, and we are going to enforce this law,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer said. “So if you own a sweepstakes parlor, be aware: we’re coming.”

The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled late last year the state does have the power to outlaw sweepstakes parlors.

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