Kinston Looks At Regulating Casino Games At Internet Cafes

Internet cafes allow people to pay to surf the internet and check e-mail, but there are some cafes that allow people to play casino games online. But, is it gambling?

Hitting the jackpot may be fun for now--but in 60 days the game will be on hold. On Tuesday night, the Kinston city council decided to enforce a 60 day moratorium on internet sweepstakes operations in Kinston.

The council wants to look into operations like the Neuse Business Center in Kinston, an internet cafe that advertises a chance to win cash. It's a perfectly legal business at the moment, but some see it as legal gambling.

In December, the Court of Appeals upheld a ban to make video poker and slot machines illegal in North Carolina. The law does not say playing those games over the internet is illegal.


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