North Carolina Sweepstakes Law In The Making ?

Share

sticker 2 22x3

 

The Rules Ruler Guidelines Regulations Laws Limits

HIRE SWEEPSTAKES GAMING ATTORNEY NOW –         EMAIL US

New Law Brings Much Needed Revenue to State

New Sweepstakes Law Introduced in NC Legislation, Will It Gain More Sponsors ? 

In addition to the anticipated bill regulating electronic sweepstakes promotions that was filed by Representative Harry Warren (R-Rowan), Representative Chris Malone (R-Wake) also filed a major piece of legislation today that will regulate and tax internet cafés. Malone’s bill clarifies the law regarding internet cafés by regulating and taxing these small businesses. The bill also ensures that all café owners are required to be approved for an operator’s license by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. A vendor’s license will also be required for all software vendors. “Small business owners in North Carolina deserve a high degree of certainty and consistency in their interactions with state government and local law enforcement,” said Representative Malone. “This bill creates a more positive business environment for entrepreneurs who choose whack-a-mole

NO MORE WHACK A MOLE ?

Sweepstakes Operators Converted Games To Stay Within Law

to open and operate internet cafés in North Carolina. The positive economic impact and government revenues these businesses generate are assets to our state.” Former Senator Thom Goolsby, spokesman for the North Carolina Small Business Coalition, said, “The introduction of Representative Malone’s legislation signifies a new beginning in the relationship between state government and internet café owners. With thousands of good, private sector jobs on the line, it is certainly time to regulate, tax and support these small businesses, just as we would any other industry.”

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

How Are NC Operators Reopening Their Game Room ?

Share

 

THE REAL PRErEVEAL 940X240

Charlotte - Rockingham County officials announced today their plans to enforce the state’s ban on electronic gaming with entertaining displays and close operators in the county.

However, not all of the businesses will be shuttered and the ones that may be forced to close will likely change their games and re-open.

District Attorney Craig Blitzer said late Monday that sweepstakes businesses in the cities ofNC Plug N Play 750x150Reidsville and Eden and the town of Madison will not be part of the crackdown. Any sweepstakes business operating outside of those municipalities, however, will be shut down.

“I will be shutting down my machines,” said David Holland, who owns a tobacco store in Madison and is Mayodan’s mayor pro tem.

It’s estimated that approx 51 businesses would be closed by July 1.

He said he based his decision to exempt Reidsville, Eden and Madison because officials there were worried about the financial repercussions a crackdown might have as well legal action whack-a-molebeing taken against them by sweepstakes owners. Casey Rooks, a spokesperson for PreReveal Skill Games says “Ultimately the State has to deal with violations of the statue, we feel extremely confident that our games do not violate the text of the law, we practice showing law enforcement  our games and why they are compliant with the law.”

Sweepstakes games are usually found in Internet cafes and often located in shopping centers and convenience stores. They usually feature computer terminals on which customers play games of chance. Rooks explains “When the state defined what constituted an illegal game, the gaming developers plugged in a new game”

Large sums of money is at stake. The City of Greensboro shut down sweepstakes businesses at the beginning of this month, collected  $900,000 in licensing fees during parts of 2011 and 2012.

Reidsville collected about $23,000 in 2014.

Eden, looks to lose about $225,000.

“Coming up with a strategy to replace approximately $225,000 in revenues is very difficult,” said Brad Corcoran, Eden’s city manager.Pre-Reveal-Gold

To make matters more complicated, sweepstakes operators have already paid the county for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

It’s unclear how the county would address a potential refund for those businesses but there is precedence in North Carolina that the county would indeed have to repay those fees.

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Some Law Enforcement Waiting For Sweepstakes Case To Be Heard By Top NC Court

Share

CLEMMONS, N.C. — Multiple sweepstakes businesses in Clemmons need not to worry about 

 

prosecution until a court case is heard determining the legality of new “pre-reveal” sweepstakes games, an official from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office told the Village Council of Clemmons whack-a-moleon Monday.

“At this point in Forsyth County, there is no action to be taken,” Chief Deputy Brad Stanley told the council.

In November, a North Carolina appeals court upheld the criminal convictions of two people for violating a state ban on video sweepstakes. That ruling has been appealed to the N.C. Supreme Court, Stanley said.

PreReveal 864-659-0777 Games

Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neil has advised local law-enforcement agencies not to shut down local sweepstakes businesses until the state Supreme Court makes a decision, he said.

 

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Court Finds PreReveal Not A Violation of Law

Share

 WIN MAY OPEN MARKET UP

The Real PreReveal

The Real PreReveal

Graham, NC –  After two-days of  trial, a jury found that a Burlington PreReveal sweepstakes cafe does not violate North Carolina’s sweepstakes or gambling laws.The jury deliberated for less than an hour Wednesday afternoonentertaining display before reaching verdicts on multiple issues, finding

that PreReveal sweepstakes are in compliance with state laws regarding electronic sweepstakes.

The civil complaint was brought against Burlington Police Chief Jeffrey Smythe in his capacity as police chief after previous Chief Mike Williams sent a letter to all sweepstakes businesses in March 2013 threatening legal action if they didn’t close.

Today’s verdict clearly shows that the jury agreed that the PreReveal sweepstakes software and business model

Pre-Reveal Sweepstakes

Pre-Reveal Sweepstakes

designed by PreReveal.com are legal and suggest the company should be able to reopen and operate,.

Whether or not the City of Burlington will appeal the case is unknown. Charles Bateman Jr., who represented Smythe and the city, said he would have to confer with the Burlington City Council before a decision is reached.

 

Special Superior Court Judge Robinson Hassell of Guilford County is expected to enter judgments in the case at a later date.

Casey Rooks, a spokesperson for PreReveal.com goes on to say “We have won multiple cases with PreReveal Sweepstakes and PreReveal Skill Games across the state and dozens of other places around the country, we’ve claimed from the beginning that our games stand up to the test and today we proved it again”

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments