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Revenue growth slows at NC's Indian casino

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A weak economy has slowed gambling revenues at US Indian casinos just as North Carolina's Cherokee Indians build a second gambling hall. Full story...
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CHECK IT: Four winning Powerball tickets sold in Wilmington

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video If you purchased a lottery ticket this week, you might want to double check your numbers. Four winning Powerball tickets were sold Wednesday at locations throughout Wilmington. Full story...
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NC Education Lottery unveils new subscription program

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video The North Carolina Education Lottery is hoping lady luck is on their side as they unveil a new subscription program for Powerball, Mega Millions and Carolina Cash 5. Full story...
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Wilmington electrician wins $230,000 lotto prize

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videoJust a few hours after Thursday night’s Carolina Cash 5 drawing, Wesley Harrelson of Wilmington sat in disbelief in the winner's lobby at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Harrelson, who owns and operates Harrelson Electric Company, matched all five numbers in the drawing and won half of the $676,684 jackpot. Full story...
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Powerball jackpot at $400 million tonight

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videoThe Powerball jackpot has once again climbed to $400 million. It's the fifth largest jackpot in history. Flocks of millionaire hopefuls are making their way to their nearest gas station with dreams of winning it big. Full story...
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Lottery to offer online subscriptions for big jackpot games

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videoThe NC Education Lottery plans to offer a new service to its players that will allow tickets to be purchased for its three jackpot games – Powerball, Mega Millions and Carolina Cash 5 – by subscription through its website. Full story...
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UPDATE: Former sweepstakes employee speaks out

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video Earlier this week the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office confiscated 50 computers from Capital One Reward Zone on Market Street. The bust was a part of the Sheriff’s Office crack down on sweepstakes parlor. Full story...
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NC sheriff's office raids video gambling cafes

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Authorities in Cumberland County have raided video gambling sweepstakes cafes still in operation since they were declared illegal by the NC Supreme Court. 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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Powerball jackpot tops $337 million

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Tonight, $337 million is at stake in the Powerball jackpot. That makes it the fourth largest in the game's history. Full story...
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Police bust illegal gambling operation

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Wilmington Police have arrested 14 people in connection to an illegal gambling operation. Police executed a search warrant last night at 501 N. 25th Street. Full story...
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Cherokee's casino holds job fair to fill 500 slots

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The new gaming agreement between the state of North Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is prompting operators to hold two job fairs to add 500 new positions. Full story...
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NC House speaker says sweepstakes bill likely dead

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Time has likely run out for a bill that would regulate and tax video sweepstakes operations in North Carolina. 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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