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Goss Says "Sweepstakes" Parlors Ready to Skirt New Law PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Tuesday, 13 July 2010 07:34

Less than a week after the State Legislature acted late in their session to fill a loophole in the video gaming law that allowed ‘Sweepstakes’ or ‘Video’ games to open across the state, the stage may already be set to skirt the new law.  The law passed last week setting a December date for the end of such operations may not end "Internet Cafes" in the state.

State Senator Steve Goss speculated yesterday that the money attracting these businesses to skirt the law will motivate them to exploit other potential holes in the law, that in his conversation with John Roten yesterday morning, "We've already heard rumors that some have found ways around the law the we just past.  So with the great advance of information technology right now I think that's going to be a continuing struggle for us." State officials expect a court challenge to their new ‘plug,’ but they expect the courts to uphold the new law.


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