Deputies to start enforcing law against gambling sweepstakes

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- Guilford County deputies are enforcing a state law against gambling sweepstakes starting at 8 a.m. Monday after North Carolina recently declared them illegal.

Whether it’s by electronic machines or computers, Guilford County Deputy Chief Randy Powers said if you pay to play its gambling and against the law.

Deputies will be giving out warnings to owners, but if they do not follow and shut down shop they could face misdemeanor or felony charges.

There is no special enforcement team in place, but if a deputy sees a sweepstakes or get a complaint they will enforce the law.