A sign on the front door of the Oak Ridge Business Center indicates that the sweepstakes business plans to challenge the state law that went into effect Jan. 3.
The plug has been pulled on sweepstakes businesses throughout Guilford County, at least for now.
On Jan. 11, Sheriff BJ Barnes sent notice that his office planned on enforcing the state law to its fullest, and would arrest operators found to be operating machines deemed illegal.
A number of sweepstakes parlors, including the Oak Ridge Business Center, closed temporarily on Jan. 3 in order to update software. The Oak Ridge-based sweepstakes business was closed again following Barnes' notice, but a sign on its front door indicated that owners planned to challenge the ruling in Superior Court.