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Despite Ban, Sweepstakes Cafes Fight To Stay Open

A year after the state Supreme Court upheld a North Carolina law banning sweepstakes cafes, some of the places where people play fast-moving computer games that mimic Vegas-style slots are still open for business.


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N.C. Sweepstakes Cafes Still Open, Despite 2010 Ban

Electronic sweepstakes games are supposed to be illegal in North Carolina. But hundreds of Internet cafes across the state continue to offer the fast-moving games mimicking Vegas-style slots.