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    Default South Carolina holding hearings on "antiquated" gambling law

    A public hearing was held last night in North Charleston, S.C. last night to discuss changing the state's "antiquated" anti-gambling law. The law bans card games, including poker, and also bans popular board games like Monopoly and Sorry.

    The hearings were lead Sen. Robert Ford (D-Charleston). Some of the gambling laws date back to the 1800s.

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    Earlier this month, Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell (R-Charleston) introduced a bill to legalize "social gambling". The bill proposes to create "an affirmative defense" from prosecution when the gambling is done in a private home, as long as "no house player, house bank or house odds exist, and where there is no house income from the operation of the game."

    The bill also permits nonprofit religious, fraternal or similar charities to run "casino night" fundraising events. The bill says that the games would have to be of a limited duration where wagers are made on gambling activities.

    The bill specifically prohibits events done with slot machines, electronic video-gaming machines or wagering tied to live sports events, including horse races.

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    Monoply was banned in that same law, my goodness...i'm sure they will start the raids now!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by casinojack View Post
    Monoply was banned in that same law, my goodness...i'm sure they will start the raids now!!


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    Ummm, if this law goes back into the 1800's, when was monopoly invented???

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    The law is an old 1802 one that bans all games with cards and dice.

    They were wrong about the hearing Monday, it was not "last night" . The first one is not till this coming Monday, the 23rd. I live about an hour and a half from Charleston so will be trying to attend this one.

    The second one is the following Monday on the 30th.

    Hopefully I'll have some news to share.

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