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.