Internet Sweepstakes (Webinar On-Demand)

Webinar on-demand available January 23 - July 23, 2013


Registration Instructions

Internet sweepstakes businesses continue to mushroom across the state as court cases challenging local and state regulation of these businesses wind through the courts.  Join School of Government experts from the fields of criminal law, zoning, and tax for an update on the court cases involving internet sweepstakes businesses and advice on how local governments can respond to the proliferation of the pseudo-gambling establishments. 

The decision by the N.C. Supreme Court last month to uphold the ban on video sweepstakes has raised more questions than it answered.  Immediately after the decision was released, a number of sweepstakes operators announced that they would be tweaking their systems to conform with the newly effective law.  It seems likely that many of these businesses will remain open unless and until a court rules that their new systems are also illegal.  If so, then zoning and taxation questions remain important.  And for those sweepstakes businesses that do close, questions about possible tax refunds will arise.  

Teaching methods

Online presentation


1.5 hours

Online information

This webinar was recorded January 16, 2013. Webinar participants will see PowerPoint slides and listen to recorded audio. The PowerPoint slides are availabe in pdf above.

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Cancellation policy

Course participants who cancel their registration on or before January 9, 2013 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before January 16, 2013 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after January 16, 2013. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School's cancellation policy.