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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A judge has called for an evidentiary hearing as a sweepstakes parlor fights to stay in business.

Capital One Reward Zone filed for a temporary restraining order against the New Hanover County Sheriff and the District Attorney for raiding the Market Street business last month.

The business’s attorney argues the software used on its computers is not illegal, so the sweepstakes parlor should not have been busted and employees cited.

The judge has called for a hearing Monday in civil court.

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  • PublicAvenger

    “Louis G Enterprises” has every right to come into our county, and exploit our citizens. So what if video poker has a direct tie in with violence, and people losing their life savings. Who are these parasites, of “Louis G Enterprises”. I bet they don’t even live here.

    Find a few flunky front men, and a local snake, lawyer, to stir the pot, and they can millions. Problem is , GAMBLING IS, AND SHOULD STAY ILLEGAL.

    How dare the Sheriff, and District Attorney, do their sworn duty, and enforce the law, protecting New Hanover County’s citizens from these hustlers.

  • Guest-o-matic

    …with his fast food chicken restaurant and his “dry cleaning operation” on Breaking Bad.

  • Monkey Junction

    I think these sweepstakes are shady as can be and it is a good idea to shut them down. However, it is quite hypocritical for the state to shut these down while they are running their own gambling operation dressed up as the lottery. I don’t think the state of NC should be in the gambling business or the alcohol business for that matter.

  • Guest-o-matic

    They’re going to laugh your chunky butt all the way out of the courtroom!


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