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The introduction of higher minimum wages, a new civil rights bill, and new banking regulations have increased business costs and strained the North Carolina economy. The burden of the economic hardships has trickled down to minorities.
Through a loophole in a recently passed law, internet gambling is legal. Since then, sweepstakes cafes have been popping up in low-income areas across the Triangle. They most often open where minorities make up the majority of the population and are near places such as pawn shops and check-cashing businesses. Many are concerned about this loophole and the group these businesses target. A map is included showing all of the locations in the Triangle area where these cafes are located with census statistics on the population in each area.