Sweepstakes machines will cost business owners - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Sweepstakes machines will cost business owners

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Wilmington City Council members approved an ordinance Tuesday night to begin charging fees for cyber-sweepstakes machines.

Businesses that operate 24 hours a day will be charged $3,000 per machine, while businesses that are closed at night will be charged $2,000 per machine.

The fees will be charged for new and existing businesses when they renew their annual business licenses with the city.

The current 90-moratorium on new sweepstakes machines is still in place until June, when council will consider other issues related with the machines like hours of operation and location.

Copyright 2010 WECT. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly