Sheriff gives sweepstakes locations until next week to shut down
One Eastern Carolina sheriff is giving video sweepstakes businesses until next Friday to again shut down.
Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone says the controversial video poker locations have until 7:00 a.m. October 27th to comply with the law or face charges.
On Friday, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a temporary restraining order from Onslow County, which allowed the businesses to reopen last year, can't be enforced against state or local law enforcement agencies that are not a proper party to the lawsuit.
The state was sued in Onslow County by Sandhill Amusements and Gift Surplus, LLC with a judge granting the temporary restraining order on July 31, 2017. After that ruling, sweepstakes locations began reopening in several Eastern Carolina counties.