Sweepstakes Parlors vs City of Mebane

Sweepstakes Parlors vs City of Mebane

MEBANE — Online sweepstakes parlors are loved by some and hated by many, and the Mebane City Council is among the “many.” The council voted unanimously Monday, March 4, to approve amendments to the city’s Unified Development Ordinance restricting “video gaming arcades,” otherwise known as online sweepstakes businesses, which have danced around the state’s strict […]

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Largest gaming parlor bust in more than a decade

Largest gaming parlor bust in more than a decade

BLADEN COUNTY, NC – State and local authorities have arrested three people and charged four others following a raid of illegal video game parlors in Bladen County on Thursday. “This is the largest gaming parlor bust in more than 10 years in Bladen County,” said Sheriff Jim McVicker.

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Gaming machines now banned in Virginia

Gaming machines now banned in Virginia

A recent change to the way Virginia defines illegal gambling could allow prosecutors to go after more computer gaming shops. The bill, which unanimously passed both houses of the General Assembly this session, “clarifies the existing code for prosecution of illegal gambling by specifically declaring illegal the so called ‘sham sweepstakes’ machines,” Sen. Bryce Reeves […]

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Video Poker Operating With Impunity In SC

Video Poker Operating With Impunity In SC

Two months ago we filed a report on the resurgence of video poker in the Palmetto State. In our coverage, we noted there were probably anywhere between 6,000 and 10,000 video poker machines operating in South Carolina. That number is steadily growing, we’re told. How come? For starters, state and local law enforcement agencies continue […]

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Internet cafes crop up in St. Augustine Florida

Internet cafes crop up in St. Augustine Florida

Several internet cafes or adult-gaming facilities have opened up shop in the city of St. Augustine, raising concerns among some in public office and law enforcement. St. Augustine allows businesses that call themselves internet cafes, a term often used for adult gaming facilities, to get a license to operate in the city. St. Johns County […]

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