QUICK LINKS: Videos  |  Micromarkets |

Redemption Report




Buy a Classified Ad


Editorial Calendars


Circulation Data






Date Book


Bookmark this site

Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 12, December 2012, Posted On: 12/3/2012

Michigan Court Rules Against Sweeps Viddies; Another Location Closes

Marcus Webb
TAGS: sweepstakes video game, electronic gambling game, Internet café, Shamrock Sweepstakes, electronic sweepstakes illegal gambling, Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Division

BURTON, MI -- An Internet café operating here under the name Shamrock Sweepstakes closed its doors after a local court ruled that electronic sweepstakes games are a form of illegal gambling, said local news outlets.

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina found in favor of the state's attorney general, reversing a pro-sweepstakes ruling issued by another court on Nov. 20.

The attorney general's Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Division had issued a cease and desist order to the location owner in mid-October. A spokesman for the AG's office said the Michigan State Police and Michigan Gaming Control Board have investigated sweepstakes games and determined them to be illegal gambling.

As earlier reported by Vending Times, the AG's office announced the "voluntary" closure of eight sweeps locations last spring. | SEE STORY

Topic: Music and Games Features

  • Big Buck Hunter World Championship Brings On Jäger As Sponsor, Expects Record-Breaking Competition In Austin: Nov. 4-5
  • Golden Tee 2017 To Host Automated Special Events Set For Next Eight Months
  • Inventor Of ATM's PIN Code Is Honored In Glasgow
  • ATM Explosive Attacks Surge In Europe; Is Trend Coming To U.S.?
  • AMI Entertainment And NHTSA Partner For 'Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving' Halloween Jukebox Campaign

Copyright © 2016 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570