GREENSBORO, N.C. -- North Carolina legislative leaders say they may try to clamp down on the expansion of video sweepstakes machines this year if several lingering court cases don't deal with the issue.
The News & Record of Greensboro reported Tuesday that House Speaker Joe Hackney said lawmakers working on clarifying and expanding the state's ban on video poker machines.
The General Assembly has twice in the past decade voted to outlaw video poker in North Carolina.
But a new breed of games that look like video slot machines skirts the ban by offering players an online sweepstakes.
A Guilford County judge hearing a case involving sweepstakes machines has barred sheriffs from cracking down on what the lawmen say is unlicensed gambling.
Information from: News & Record
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