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Coming to a sweepstakes parlor near you….

In an attempt to stay in stay in business, look for sweepstakes parlors to switch to offering gambling with less entertainment value. Or something like that. As the Wilmington Star-News reports:

When North Carolina outlawed video poker in 2007, a loophole gave rise to sweepstakes. Now, with a ban on sweepstakes set to take effect on Thursday, a crafty gaming industry may have already found a way to skirt it.

Attorneys for two companies that provide gaming technology wrote in a letter to law enforcement last month that their clients planned on converting their sweepstakes to a “non-entertaining reveal system.” The letter noted that one state court ruled that such a system did not violate the ban on sweepstakes, which only prohibits using “electronic entertaining displays to reveal sweepstakes winnings.”

A “non-entertaining reveal system?” OK.

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