Claremont leaders are set to discuss ordinance changes concerning Internet gaming cafes Monday night during the city council's regular meeting.
The city becomes the latest in the area to discuss Internet sweepstakes parlors. Maiden's Town Council recently agreed to permit sweepstakes establishments within town limits.
The businesses are becoming more plentiful in Catawba County. Newton has three, Conover has a handful and Hickory has several, too, including the state’s first parlor.
County residents may see more gaming cafes in the future.
What are your thoughts on the Internet gaming businesses? Vote now at observernewsonline.com.
The O-N-E posts a new reader poll each week at observernewsonline.com. For results of the previous week's poll, pick up the weekend edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.