By | February 15, 2022

On February 11,2022 the North Carolina Supreme Court issued an opinion concerning the video sweepstakes machines currently being operated across North Carolina.  They held that electronic gaming machines are illegal under North Carolina law even if they require some ‘skill or dexterity’ input from the player.

If you are operating these machines in your business, please discontinue doing so.

Operating electronic gaming machines is a:

  • Class 1 misdemeanor for the first offense,
  • a Class H felony for the second offense, and a
  • Class G felony for the third and subsequent offenses.

While the DA will prosecute violations of this law, he isgiving a seven-day grace period to give time to have these machines removed.