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NC appeals court upholds video gaming convictions
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 3:35pm.

videoThe North Carolina Court of Appeals is upholding the convictions of two people for violating the state law banning internet sweepstakes games.

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State probing sweepstakes donations
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:58pm.

The State Bureau of Investigation is probing campaign donations provided to North Carolina politicians by the video sweepstakes industry. North Carolina Department of Justice spokeswoman Noelle Talley confirmed the criminal investigation into possible public corruption, which she said began in 2013.

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Despite ban, sweepstakes cafes fight to stay open
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 01/01/2014 - 3:44pm.

It's been a year since the state Supreme Court has upheld a North Carolina law banning sweepstakes cafes. But some of the places where people play fast-moving computer games that mimic Vegas-style slots are still open for business.

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Hearing Thursday in sweepstakes raid lawsuit
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 10:43am.

videoAn evidentiary hearing will be held Thursday as A Wilmington sweepstakes parlor raided last month by New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies tries to reopen its doors.

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Judge orders hearing in sweepstakes parlor fight
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 3:42pm.

videoA 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.

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Sheriff says internal issues have slowed enforcement of sweepstakes ban
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:10pm.

videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it's cracking down on sweepstakes parlors, but a bust today marked just the fourth time deputies have shut down one of the illegal gambling halls this year.

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Judge says worker not guilty of sweepstakes charge
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 1:25pm.

A judge's ruling in a Catawba County sweepstakes cafe case is giving hope to operators in their battle to stay open in North Carolina.

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NC bill seeks to legalize sweepstakes cafes, games
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 12:32pm.

A bill to legalize and tax sweepstakes cafes in North Carolina has been filed by legislators whose campaigns accepted cash from gaming operators.

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NC sheriff's office raids video gambling cafes
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 7:42am.

Authorities in Cumberland County have raided video gambling sweepstakes cafes still in operation since they were declared illegal by the NC Supreme Court.

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Sweepstakes owner cited, machines seized
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 4:46pm.

New Hanover County is cracking down on sweepstakes parlors still running despite a law against them. The owner of 777 Sweepstakes faces a citation of running an illegal gambling operation on Gordon Road.

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