THE FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER 08:16 AM, Wed Jul 07, 2010
North Carolina lawmakers are poised to try again to kill the state's burgeoning video sweepstakes gambling industry. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote today on a bill to ban the gambling games, which are played in lounges and other locations throughout the state. The ban previously passed the state Senate by a vote of 47-1. Gambling industry lobbyist Brad Crone expects the ban to pass despite the industry's request that it be allowed to stay in business and be taxed and regulated. The ban would take effect Dec. 1.