..Injunction Granted In North Carolina PreReveal Case..
A preliminary injunction was issued against the Onslow County by a Superior Court judge and ruled his preReveal sweepstakes machines are legal and prohibited the sheriff from seizing them or arresting those who were operating them.
PreReveal Sweepstakes machines are operated in over 40 counties in North Carolina.
“We’ve proclaimed that our games were good to go from the start” Casey Rooks says.
The ruling marks the first Superior Court win for sweepstakes operations since the December 2010 ban and the seventh sweepstakes-related win, including charges dismissed in District Court across the state.
Superior Court judges have jurisdiction statewide. The injunction is for the Onslow County sheriff though Rooks did suggest that many jurisdictions may use this as precedent until told otherwise. “We are following the text of the law and today it shows”Rooks says that this ruling will expand PreReveal into other markets “all around the state”
Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Natalie Bailey said officers would continue to investigate gambling machines when they receive complaints.
Rooks said “Apparently the judge ruled the machines are legal sweepstakes because they are depended on skill and dexterity.” The judge also ruled the promotional and management practices fit with how other sweepstakes (preReveal) are administered, he said.
The argument has been consistent throughout the state, where the games a dependent on skill and dexterity. “We’ve said from the begining that our PreReveal games would stand up to the letter of the law”
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