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In its quest to stop video poker, the Effingham County commissioners had to backtrack a little bit at their last November meeting.

Earlier this year, state legislators passed a law that prohibits banning coin-operated machines for entertainment purposes to be placed in establishments that sell alcohol. Though it was done to stop video gambling, a coin-operated machine for entertainment purposes could be a video game or a jukebox.

The state law supersedes the local ordinance, and attorneys representing those businesses have asked to rescind the ordinance.

“We’ve actually gotten a lot of communication about that,” said assistant county attorney Elizabeth Pavlis.

The county can pass an ordinance banning what are known as Class B devices, with a 60-day notice. But that, Pavlis advised, would require a separate ordinance.



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