A Goldsboro internet café is again asking to increase its number of electronic gaming machines. The request comes from Jerry Futrell who wants to up the number of e-gaming machines at the Longhorn Internet Café on U.S. 117 South between Arrington Bridge Road and George Street.
Goldsboro Planning Director Jennifer Collins told the city council last week that the issue, again, comes down to parking spaces. The city currently requires 1.5 paved parking spaces for each electronic gaming machine at a business.
Futrell told the city council last week he is not opposed to paving the necessary number of parking spots for the request. However, he would like to know the city would allow him to put the requested number of e-gaming machines in the business before he commits to paving.
The city has allowed 50 e-gaming machines at the Longhorn Internet Café, and Futrell is hoping to increase that number to 100.
The Goldsboro Planning Commission plans to have a recommendation on the e-gaming machine request for the June 1st city council meeting.