Tami Nicholson of Winner’s Circle Sweepstakes Parlor was found not guilty in internet sweepstakes charge.
According to Attorney George Hyler, Nicholson’s legal adviser, the court agreed with his arguments that the new breed of sweepstakes machines which involves skills and dexterity were legal.
“Those games are found to be legal,” said Hyler.
Sweepstakes businesses became a boom across across Sylva, Waynesville, Macon, Swain, Jackson and Haywood as it remodelled version of machines from traditional sweepstakes cafes into skill games.
District Attorney Mike Bonfoey, however, told the dismissal of those charges do not guarantee that the remodelled machines were legitimate.
According to Bonfoey, it was always a case-to-case basis and not precedent.
Though prosecutors dismissed four sweepstakes charges in a row, DA still urged authorities to enforce the law.
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