All Chargers Dismissed Against Gaming Provider

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Concord, NC – All charges were dropped against a Concord man who was arrested after accusations of embezzling $1 million from a company that supplied gaming equipment for sweepstakes parlors.

Eric Aaron Hackney, 42, of 4912 Wheat Drive SW, Concord, was arrested and charged with embezzlement equal to or greater than $100,000. He spent 5 days in jail on a $1 million bond before his bond was reduced.

 

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Gaston County Poker Machine Bust

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Belmont, NC — Video poker gambling was outlawed close to a decade ago but that doesn’t keep some people from operating the games.

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Belmont and Gaston County Police seized video games and equipment thought to be part of a gambling operation along Wilkinson blvd in Belmont.

Police executed 2 search warrants at 6313 Wilkinson Blvd where officers seized 25 to 30 video game machines.

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There were about 8 people in the two locations but no one has been arrested.

Detectives say they are trying to determine who owns the establishment in order to proceed with charges.

HELP WANTEDIt is a felony in North Carolina to possess five or more video gambling machines. Anyone gambling at the business could face a misdemeanor.

Police had been investigating the businesses for several weeks. They do not believe the businesses had been there very long.

“We have a suspicion they may have been operated somewhere else and after being shut down there they moved here,” said Belmont Lt. J. Pierson.

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Why Pre-Reveal Sweepstakes and New “Swill Games” Continue to Play in North Carolina ?

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Pre-Reveal and Swill Games Keep North Carolina Games Online

KINSTON, N.C. – A state lawmaker wants to understand why the sweepstakes laws aren’t being enforced in Lenoir County.

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Democratic State Representative George Graham plans to meet with Lenoir County leaders to discuss his concerns on why sweepstakes cafes operating in the county after lawmakers passed a law banning them in 2010.state demo

“If they are operating and they are in compliance with the law, then I don’t have a problem with it,” says Rep. Graham, who represents the county.

Major Ryan Dawson of the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office said the District Attorney concluded that since the games have a “Pre-Reveal” function which tell a player before he plays if they’re going to win a prize then “its not a game of chance because . “You know what the end result is going to be.”

Five people were arrested for operating video poker machines in a Pink Hill home based on that same argument. Since video poker machines do not have a “pre-reveal” feature, they’re based

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on the concept of “chance” which is part of  the definition of gambling, Dawson said

Pitt and Onslow county cracked down on sweepstakes parlors, interpreting the law to state sweepstakes are a game of chance. Operators in those counties have begun to convert to the new type of “Swill Games” which is said to combine sweepstakes and skill based games.

Major Dawson said the current law is too open for interpretation which is why his office wants lawmakers to clarify it.

“If you can eliminate that when you’re writing the laws, then it will help eliminate a lot of the fiasco that comes after it,” he said.

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Poker Machine Bust in Lenoir County ; Pot of Gold Bust

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Lenoir County, North Carolina  A total of 5 people have been charged by Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office in connection to video poker machines found at a residence.

Sheriff Deputies received a tip that led them to a home on Potters Hills Road on July 2. They say they found illegal “pot of gold” machines and marijuana.

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Sheriff Ronnie Ingram stated, “we will shut down any illegal gambling operations that we find in Lenoir County.  Additionally, based on the guidance given by the District Attorney’s office, we will continue compliance checks to assure all other gaming businesses are operating under current legal standards.”

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Pending drug test results from the State Crime Laboratory additional charges are a possibility.

Here are a list of the charges :

Christopher Michael Brown, 35, of 6526 Potters Hill Road, Pink Hill was charged with playing/operating video poker machines.

Amanda Kelly Brown, 32, of 6526 Potters Hill Road, Pink Hill was charged with playing/operating video poker machines and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Alexis Nicole Saunders, 20, of 1684 NC Hwy. 111, Chinquapin was charged with playing/operating video poker machine.

Jessica Lynne Foy, 23, of 1864 NC Hwy. 111, Chinquapin was charged with playing/operating video poker machines.

Jonathan Michael Dew, 29, of Beulaville was charged with possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and playing/operating video poker machine.

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