How sweepstakes work and why they're not technically gambling

How sweepstakes work and why they're not technically gambling

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by JEREMY MARKOVICH / NBC Charlotte

WCNC.com

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 3 at 7:00 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Internet sweepstakes cafes have to close in North Carolina. For now.

North Carolina’s Supreme Court upheld a 2010 law that banned a certain type of game found in many sweepstakes parlors across the state. Appeals from the industry had kept the law from going into effect, until today.

Watch Jeremy Markovich and Sonja Gantt explain how video sweepstakes work, why they’re not technically gambling, and how they make money.
 

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