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NH Co. Ponders Tax & Regs on Sweepstakes Parlors

By Catherine M. Welch

Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County Commissioners tonight will tackle special zoning requirements and licensing fees for Internet sweepstakes parlors.

Zoning requirements include: limiting their hours from 8:00 am to midnight seven days a week; keeping them at least 1,000 feet from parks and churches; and banning them from selling alcohol.

Commissioners will also vote on whether to charge a privilege licensing tax of $3,000 per machine.

Carolina Beach has approved a $3,000 licensing fee. Wilmington's City Council will vote tomorrow night on a similar fee.

New Hanover County's moratorium on new parlors runs out at the end of the month.

Read The Documents
Read the New Hanover County Agenda Information on Sweepstakes Parlors here.

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