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New Hanover deputies bust video gambling parlor

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says its Vice and Narcotics Unit busted an illegal gambling operation. It's the second bust of its kind this year. Full story...
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Arrested contributor gave $230,000 to NC campaigns

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A campaign finance reform group says an Oklahoma man facing racketeering charges in Florida over illegal gambling parlors gave more than $230,000 to North Carolina political campaigns over the past two years. Full story...
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Indicted video poker exec gave to McCrory, NC GOP

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he has given to charity campaign cash received from a video poker operator facing racketeering, conspiracy and money laundering charges in Florida. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court says no to sweepstakes halls

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video North Carolina's video sweepstakes halls could be closed soon after the state's highest court refused a request from industry officials to delay those closings while they appeal to the US Supreme Court. Full story...
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Video sweepstakes industry seeks NC closing delay

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video Companies that produce the software behind video sweepstakes games want to delay closing down North Carolina's sweepstakes halls as they seek help from the US Supreme Court. Full story...
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NC sheriffs target action on video sweepstakes ban

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video North Carolina's sheriffs may start enforcing a state law outlawing video sweepstakes operations next month. Full story...
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Wilmington sweepstakes remain open despite court ruling

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videoThe North Carolina Supreme Court ruled Friday the state can outlaw video sweepstakes parlors. Despite the ruling, sweepstakes parlors in Wilmington remain open. Full story...
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NC high court rules video sweepstakes illegal

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video North Carolina's highest court says the state can outlaw video sweepstakes parlors because they don't have the same free speech protections given to video games. Full story...
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NC high court weighs status of video sweepstakes

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North Carolina's highest court is deciding whether the state can outlaw video sweepstakes parlors as gambling halls, or whether the video screens give the owners constitutional free-speech rights. Full story...
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NC sweepstakes bill getting another hearing

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A bill that would regulate and tax video sweepstakes operations in North Carolina got another hearing in a state House committee, but its future still seems bleak as the General Assembly winds down work for the year. Full story...
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Perdue offers sweepstakes machines tax option for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue wants North Carolina legislators to tax video sweepstakes machines as long as they're legal for more education money since lawmakers won't accept her earlier proposal to raise the sales tax. Full story...
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Split decision by NC judges on sweepstakes biz tax

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A split decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals over the legality of special taxes on businesses using computers to offer games of chance or sweepstakes means the case is likely to reach the state's highest court. Full story...
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NC Democratic chair wants speaker to check member

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The state Democratic Party wants North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis to investigate a fellow Republican for potential ethics violations for presiding at a caucus meeting where legalizing video poker was discussed. Full story...
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NC GOP lawmaker questioned on gambling machines

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The North Carolina lawmaker who led a closed-door meeting on the gambling industry makes some money of his own from gambling machines. Full story...
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Lawyers seeking delay on sweepstakes law order

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State lawyers for North Carolina are asking again that a trial court judge's ruling striking down a portion of the new law banning video sweepstakes machines be set aside while issues are considered on appeal. Full story...
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