Raleigh, NC -- A new group representing programmers and owners of video poker-style games set to become illegal in North Carolina says it's working to tweak their games to so they can stay in business.
The group called the Internet-Based Sweepstakes Organization also said Monday it plans to advocate for legislation that would legalize video gaming and Internet-based games that could be taxed.
The General Assembly this summer approved a ban on computer-based sweepstakes games which have the look of games found on traditional video poker machines banned in 2007. Sweepstakes machine owners say their games are just marketing tools so customers will buy Internet time and office services.
Organization President Chase Brooks said the group also is considering suing to challenge the ban.