NORTH CAROLINA -- As reported by wwaytv3.com: "The state Senate has pulled back a bill it approved last week that would ban video poker statewide. Some members questioned whether it would permit
North Carolina considers banning video poker.
more types of gambling at the Cherokee casino.
"Another vote is scheduled on the bill Wednesday in the Senate. The chamber has voted four previous times to ban video poker since 2000. The House has not voted on a ban since then.
"The Senate bill would prohibit video poker everywhere in North Carolina, except for the Harrah's casino of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Some senators are worried that a provision added to the bill would allow the casino to offer table games, such as live poker or blackjack.
"Video poker machines are now legal but cannot pay cash prizes.