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Friday, January 28, 2011

Senate panel OKs gambling in homes - S.C. Politics -

Editorial: Sometimes our lawmakers get it right.... Sometime!

Senate panel OKs gambling in homes - S.C. Politics - "“Nothing … may be construed to allow electronic gambling machines or devices, slot machines, or video poker play or to change or alter in any manner the prohibitions regarding video poker,” the bill reads.
“There’s no way to construe that video poker is part of this,” said state Sen. Robert Ford, D-Charleston.
The bill is the second gambling-related proposal this year to reach the Senate floor, joining a bill to allow churches and other nonprofit groups to raise money with raffles.
Oran Smith with the anti-gambling Palmetto Family Council said lawmakers should have spent more time with the bill in committee to ensure it was drafted carefully. “Everything has to be considered very carefully.”"

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