Monday, November 29, 2010

Deadline for closing internet gambling parlors could be delayed

Apex Herald - Deadline for closing sweepstakes stores could be delayed:
The General Assembly enacted legislation earlier this year prohibiting the stores, finding them a form of gambling and setting Dec. 1 as a closing date for all existing gaming parlors. A superior court judge later ruled the internet sweepstakes stores legal under the constitution as it protects freedom of speech, according to Jerry Roy, owner of one electronic gaming store in Fuquay-Varina and others in Raleigh. Roy said, at the same time, the judge ruled that the state has the authority to regulate such games.
There are a few of these in Fuquay, one just a few blocks from my house. Watching with interest ...

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