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Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

Sweepstakes workers say possible ban, regulations bad idea

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video Sweepstakes cafés are not exactly hitting the jackpot lately. Wilmington City Council is considering tougher regulations on them, and the state may decide to ban them all together. Full story...
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Sweepstakes café owners speak out against proposed ban

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North Carolina Senators want to say good-bye to internet sweepstakes cafés. Last night the Senate voted 47-1 to ban the gambling parlors many senators say have skirted the 2006 ban on video poker. Full story...
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Wilmington mulls new code enforcement officer for gaming parlors

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Talk of creating a new city job has sparked debate among Wilmington City Council members. The new code enforcement officer would help keep an eye on internet sweepstakes cafés. Full story...
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Sweepstakes café owners speak out on license fees

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It will cost 24-hour establishments $3,000 per machine per year to operate. For businesses open between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m., it will cost $2,000 per machine per year. Full story...
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Moratorium ends, tight restrictions pass on sweepstakes cafes

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Internet sweepstakes cafes have taken the state by storm in recent months. Tighter restrictions were put in place in New Hanover County Monday night. Full story...
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Fee for sweepstakes machines needs a closer look

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Wilmington City Council decided to put off its decision on licensing fees for internet sweepstakes cafes. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: County passes sweepstakes cafe moratorium

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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. Full story...
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Sweepstakes Moratorium Passes

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video The Wilmington City Council unanimously decided to put a 90-day moratorium on new sweepstakes cafes. Full story...
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Wilmington's internet sweepstakes moratorium may have few teeth

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video City council members say many residents are concerned about the number of internet sweepstakes cafes popping up, but a moratorium could be tough to enforce. Full story...
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Moratorium proposed on Wilmington sweepstakes cafes

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Wilmington councilman Ron Sparks is proposing a moratorium on sweepstakes cafes to review zoning laws and create possible restrictions. Full story...
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