Winston-Salem To Charge For Electronic Sweepstakes Operations

9:11 PM, May 17, 2010   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- It will now cost more for the City of Winston-Salem will now charge internet sweepstakes businesses to set up shop.

 

The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to make the businesses pay $2,500 to open a business where internet sweepstakes will be offered. The city will also charge $500 for each electronic sweeptakes machine.

 

 

The city says the fees could bring more than $345,000 in revenue. The ordinance takes effect July 1.

In November a 2 Wants To Know investigation revealed that internet sweepstakes businesses are legal under North Carolina law. They allow you to win cash on the spot.

 

WFMY News 2

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