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FIRST ON 3: County passes sweepstakes cafe moratorium


WILMINGTON -- Tuesday night it was Wilmington City Council. Wednesday morning the New Hanover County Commission followed suit by passing a moratorium on new internet sweepstakes cafes.

The county ban, which passed by a 4-1 vote, will last 60 days. The city's moratorium is for 90 days.

We'll have more on the county moratorium tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3.

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not gambling

Playing a sweepstakes is not gambling. Winners are pre determined. Publisher's Clearing House is a sweepstakes.

What are sweepstakes cafes?

What are sweepstakes cafes?

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sweepstakes cafe

A sweepstakes cafe is a location that holds internet gambling.
Gambling is illegal in NC but they can make it legal if thier Computer Server that everything runs through is not located in the NC.
After this loop-hole was found sweepstakes cafes sprung up on every corner.