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Old 09-16-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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There is a "Biz Center" located in the shopping center near my house. There is a security guard out front and when you look inside, it's obvious that everyone in there is doing what looks like internet gambling.

Sure, the sign out front says you can use the Internet, do faxes, etc., but it's also obvious that not one person in there is doing any "business" other than online slot machines, etc.

How are these legal? Is this as shady as it looks?

From what I read online, it's not legal and others have been shut down, but this one's not even trying to hide it... it's quite obvious at first glance.

What does anyone know about these?
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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Theres another gambling place like that in charlotte on sharon lakes rd off of south blvd. I have a pizza part time job, i delivered pizza there once and there was ppl on slot machines and computers, it looked like a mini casino, i thought gambling was illegal in nc other than lottery tickets, any input?
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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There is a "Biz Center" located in the shopping center near my house. There is a security guard out front and when you look inside, it's obvious that everyone in there is doing what looks like internet gambling.

Sure, the sign out front says you can use the Internet, do faxes, etc., but it's also obvious that not one person in there is doing any "business" other than online slot machines, etc.

How are these legal? Is this as shady as it looks?

From what I read online, it's not legal and others have been shut down, but this one's not even trying to hide it... it's quite obvious at first glance.

What does anyone know about these?
They are illegal in Gaston County. They become illegal state-wide at the end of the year.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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I am not familiar with the "Biz Center" but if it is one of those Sweepstakes Cafes it will be gone in December. They have been banned in North Carolina.



North Carolina Governor Signs Electronic Sweepstakes Game Ban | Articles | Vending Features | Vending Times Inc.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Thanks, CarolinaWoman - that article definitely helps explain it...
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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Thanks, CarolinaWoman - that article definitely helps explain it...

They will just figure out another way to get around the law ... maybe private clubs behind blacked out windows. LOL
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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I am not familiar with the "Biz Center" but if it is one of those Sweepstakes Cafes it will be gone in December. They have been banned in North Carolina.



North Carolina Governor Signs Electronic Sweepstakes Game Ban | Articles | Vending Features | Vending Times Inc.
Wow really? It feels like just yesterday I began to notice how they are popping up all over. Thanks for the link.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Well, luckily there's still internet online poker....
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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they are scam houses. a lot of times the computers have keyloggers on them and they steal your information. You have to register give out personal info and give your credit card info why anyone gullible for this and take this riskfor a business that will disappear in 2 months. I understand why this unregulated industry and no sales tax is being banned its for public safety.
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I just love that the one by me has a sign tied up in front that says "Biz Center" and it's obviously for anything but business.
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