Ban on Internet sweepstakes cafes in NC to be enforced starting Thursday

Posted at 7:04 PM, Jan 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-03 00:02:03-05

Sheriff's offices have been told they can start enforcing a ruling that bans Internet sweepstakes cafes starting tomorrow.

The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled last month on two cases in which companies sought to overturn a 2010 law banning sweepstakes machines as a form of gambling.

The court said the law was a constitutional effort to close a loophole since the state outlawed video poker machines in 2007.

The ruling reinstated a ban on the sweepstakes-style internet gambling operations.