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Police seize 78 gaming machines from south Charlotte sweepstakes parlor

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Charlotte seized more than 78 electronic sweepstakes gaming machines from a south Charlotte business on Thursday.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for the J&W Business Center on the 400 block of Westinghouse Boulevard, according to the news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The investigation was launched after the sweepstakes business failed to comply with a written notice from the Mecklenburg County District Attorney regarding the operation of electronic sweepstakes. 

As a result of the investigation, the J&W Business Center was found to be in violation of North Carolina gambling and electronic sweepstakes laws. 

Electronic machines and devices are prohibited under North Carolina General Statue 14-306.1A and 14-306.4. 

More than $3,500 in cash was also seized. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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