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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


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