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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013, Posted On: 3/8/2013


In Hawaii, Judge Says Sweepstakes Videogames Are Illegal Gambling Devices


Marcus Webb
TAGS: sweepstakes video game, Hawaii sweepstakes, Internet cafe, Hawaii sweepstakes ban, Leslie E. Kobayashi, PJY arcade

HONOLULU, HI -- Sweepstakes videogames seized from six arcades here last September are illegal gambling devices, U.S. District Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi said in a preliminary ruling.

The judge's ruling came in a 28-page written order on Feb. 28 denying motions by arcade owner PJY to issue a temporary restraining order and have police return the machines.

The case is on track to proceed to trial in federal court. Honolulu law enforcement has staged a series of raids on sweeps venues in recent months. | SEE STORY


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