“We could lose a lot of money and we could lose our business,” said Julie Loflin of Denton, who runs Southern Amusements Inc. with her husband.
Committee leaders turned away an Judi Online24jam Deposit Uang amendment by Rep. Sam Ellis, R-Wake, that would have banned the machines. It was identical to a bill that the Senate approved last year.
The author of the Senate measure said he didn’t expect Culpepper’s bill to get far if it passes the full House. The Senate has approved outright bans three times since 2000.
“I’d be mighty surprised that we’d go along with that,” said Sen. Charlie Albertson, D-Duplin. The House measure effectively pays ALE agents to regulate the industry, he said, “which puts them in a bad position.”
A campaign reform group this week asked formally the state Board of Elections to investigate the video poker industry for potential illegal campaign donations to legislators, especially those to Black.
The complaint doesn’t accuse Black of Judi Online24jam Deposit Uang wrongdoing. The North Carolina Amusement Machine Association, the industry trade group, “has no knowledge of and would not condone any illegal activity,” said Mark Poovey, an attorney and one of seven outside lobbyists hired by the association.
Though Black did not attend the committee meeting, his presence was felt.
At least two “floaters” – House members picked by Black and allowed to vote on any committee – attended the hearing and backed the measure.
In addition, Black appointed Reps. Nelson Cole, D-Rockingham, and Jim Harrell, D-Surry, to the committee late Tuesday – apparently to ensure additional backing for the measure.
“I think that will be about it for me,” Harrell Judi Online24jam Deposit Uang said as he walked out of the committee after voting in favor of passage.
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