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Businesses taking chance with law

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"Internet sweepstakes" cafes proliferate in Carroll, but police crack down on similar establishments in Virginia, North Carolina for illegal gambling

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

While Twin County authorities wait for clearer legislation from the General Assembly on Internet sweepstakes cafes, at least one prosecutor in Tidewater has moved ahead with legal action against business proprietors.
Vague language from a previous Virginia General Assembly action inadvertently created a loophole for Internet sweepstakes businesses after they fled a crackdown in North Carolina, legislators and local officials agree.


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