WINDSOR – The Windsor Town Board voted 5-0 on emergency ordinance to place a 90-day moratorium after Bingo Sweepstakes tried to re-open. The temporary ban allowed officials to investigate the business which offered patrons cash prizes from skill games.
According to Town Manager Kelly Arnold, he learned of the new business from Mayor John Vazquez during a lunch in downtown Windsor.
Arnold further said that the Bingo Sweepstakes did not have a business license, though building permits were already granted in June and July.
On the other hand, business owner Tran Lin told he didn’t know he needed a license for Bingo Sweepstakes.
In addition, Lin owned another Bingo Sweepstakes in Greeley while his partners operated Internet cafes in Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo.
Lin contested that the video games offered in the sweepstakes cafes did not constitute gambling since no chance was involved. He said winners were based on the computer algorithms predetermined the number of winners.
“We’re not here to just sneak in. We spent three months and a large amount of investments to get this place opened. When you walk in it’s very nice, homey place. It’s a place where people can socialize,” Lin explained.
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