Gambling

Business & Economy
5:00 am
Sun February 9, 2014

Are Internet Sweepstakes Gambling? Wake County Says Yes

Credit Pete Labrozzi via Flickr, Creative Commons

Gambling is illegal in North Carolina. But there is a gray area: It's called an "Internet sweepstakes." And contrary to it's name, such sweepstakes are often not on the Internet. They are operated in small shops, often in strip malls, across the state.

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Politics & Government
5:50 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Gaming Bill Tentatively Passes House

A bill that would introduce Las Vegas-style live gambling to the Eastern Cherokee reservation has tentatively passed the House. Governor Bev Perdue struck a deal with leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, but lawmakers must change state law in order for the arrangement to move forward. Republican Thomas West is a sponsor of the bill.

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Business & Economy
5:00 am
Fri December 3, 2010

Sweepstakes Parlors Get Reprieve

Credit Laura Leslie

The doors will stay open at some video sweepstakes parlors, despite a new state law that took effect this week.

The new ban covers gambling-style games, like keno and slots, as well as any other game that uses a - quote - "entertaining display" to reveal sweepstakes results. A Guilford County judge ruled that last part of the new law is unconstitutionally broad, while a Wake County judge ruled it is constitutional.

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Law
4:10 pm
Wed December 1, 2010

Gambling Goes On As Police Weigh Ban

Still open
Credit Laura Leslie

A new state law that took effect today makes video sweepstakes gambling illegal. But many parlors are still open and operating around the state. One sweepstakes parlor a block away from the Garner Police Station had six gambling customers at 10:30 this morning.

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Politics & Government
4:50 am
Wed December 1, 2010

New State Laws Take Effect

Susie, the burned dog who inspired Susie's Law
Credit Laura Leslie

New state laws take effect today on issues ranging from video gambling and Medicaid fraud to animal abuse.

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Law
5:10 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Last Day For Video Sweepstakes

Credit Laura Leslie

Today is the last day that video sweepstakes parlors will be legally allowed to operate in North Carolina.  But a judge’s ruling could open the door to other games.

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