Pitt County Business Writes Letter To Governor Pleading To Reconsider Gaming Ban

The reality of a law banning internet sweepstakes cafes come December is beginning to hit home for one cafe in the east.

J & K Cyber Cafe's owners say they recently laid 3 people off and say they've cut the other 9 employee's hours from full-time to part-time to prepare for the ban.

They say they want Governor Beverly Perdue to reconsider the ban because the cafes contribute a lot of money to the state's economy through jobs, rent, utilities and license fees which is why they're sending a letter to the Governor asking her to reverse her decision.

Governor Perdue's press office says she hasn't read the letter yet, but says she's received multiple letters on both sides of the issue.

It says the Governor believes people involved in internet sweepstakes have circumvented laws against them before, and will probably do so again, which is why she'd consider signing a law to regulate the industry and bring it out into the open.

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