SC legislators to debate social gambling again
Apr 13, 2010 4:05:00 AM - thestate.com
South Carolina legislators are again debating whether to legalize charity raffles and friendly poker games in residents' homes.
A House subcommittee is set to debate on Tuesday proposals to revise the state's centuries-old gambling laws. A bill would allow in-house social gambling and let charities raise money by selling raffle tickets. A proposed constitutional amendment also up for discussion would ask voters whether raffles by churches, schools and other charities should be legal.
Similar bills have languished for several years.
In December, a Circuit Court judge reversed the gambling convictions of five Texas Hold' em players arrested in a 2006 raid on a Mount Pleasant home. But Attorney General Henry McMaster has asked the state Supreme Court to override that decision.
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