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    Georgia Stores Violate Video Poker Ban

    Stores must remove machines or face court.

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. -- Two Georgia convenience stores must remove video poker games within 10 days or face prosecution, according to a newspaper report. Code Enforcement Officer Pam Teal presented Qwik Stop owner Djaved M. Iousaff and Hussain Budhani, owner of a Golden Express store in Dahlonega, with papers stating that the video poker machines located within the stores must be removed.

    Both stores are located near schools, The Dahlonega Nugget reported.

    Both are in violation of the Video Poker Act, which was passed in 2001, and later appealed.

    The Georgia Supreme Court took final court action in May 2002, making the machines illegal.

    The Act prohibits the use of gambling machines that includes video games or devices for playing poker, the newspaper reported.

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