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Deputies raid Durham sweepstakes cafe

Posted April 5, 2013

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— Deputies seized 108 computers and about $2,500 cash from an illegal sweepstakes cafe Friday evening, according to the Durham County Sheriff's Office.

The H&S Internet Cafe's owner, Edward R. Simmons, 47, of Rock Hill, S.C., was cited for operating machines and devices for sweepstakes, a misdemeanor.

Video sweepstakes games were outlawed by the state in 2010. In December, the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld the ban, and many counties began cracking down on the electronic gambling parlors.

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  • 68_dodge_polara Apr 8, 2013

    The state can not allow competition with it's lottery.