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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 1, January 2013, Posted On: 12/30/2012


North Carolina's Operators Hope To Keep Running Sweepstakes Videogames Despite Court Ruling

TAGS: Internet café, sweepstakes café, North Carolina sweepstakes games, North Carolina sweepstakes ban, sweepstakes video game, gambling device, International Internet Technologies, N.C. Supreme Court sweepstakes ruling, Michael Grace, Hest Technologies Inc.

RALEIGH, NC -- International Internet Technologies said it is exploring ways to continue providing sweepstakes terminals in North Carolina within the guidelines of the N.C. Supreme Court's ruling that says the games are illegal gambling devices.

IIT's attorney, Michael Grace, also claimed that operators could run sweepstakes games legally by disconnecting them from the network, despite that same ruling. He said operators using ITT's machines could go on with selling Internet time and "continue to offer promotional sweepstakes."

However, Grace told the Charlotte Observer that operators are not allowed to promote sweepstakes play with entertaining videogames.

IIT and Hest Technologies Inc., a maker of sweepstakes games, were plaintiffs in the case in which the N.C. Supreme Court upheld the state's 2010 ban on sweepstakes videogames. | SEE STORY

Enforcement of the ban is expected to start on Jan. 3.


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