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Temporary restraining order could keep sweepstakes cafes in business

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A temporary restraining order signed by a judge in Davidson County could keep some local establishments open in our area. A temporary restraining order signed by a judge in Davidson County could keep some local establishments open in our area.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) –Some sweepstakes cafes may be in the clear for a limited time.

According to a court document, a Davidson County judge signed off on a temporary restraining order that could allow some of the establishments to keep operating in our area.

The restraining order was signed this week and allows the businesses with International Internet Technology software to continue to stay in business.

A number of our local sweepstakes cafes operate with that software. Eight are in Brunswick County and two are in Columbus County.

Local district attorneys recently sent out a letter ordering sweepstakes cafes to shut down this month noting they are illegal in North Carolina.

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