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10/22/2014

article Should raffles be legalized? South Carolina voters will decide
(South Carolina) -- On November fourth, South Carolina voters will cast ballots in many important races and on a pair of constitutional amendments.

10/4/2014

article Winthrop Poll: S.C. split on casinos
(South Carolina) -- South Carolinians appear deadlocked on whether the state should allow gambling casinos to operate in the state, an issue close to the hearts of...

8/27/2014

article Supreme Court to hear Rockaways’ appeal of gambling losses case
(South Carolina) -- Rockaways restaurant and bar will get another chance to win a gambling-related lawsuit that could cost it a bundle. The S.C. Supreme Court has said...

8/12/2014

article Horry County report shows Big M to buy SunCruz Casino, pay more than $480K of SunCruz debt
(South Carolina) -- Horry County officials believe they are about to receive more than $484,000 in back boarding fees from the possible sale of the now-defunct SunCruz...
article Horry County will receive back taxes from casino boat
(South Carolina) -- Horry County council has approved Big 'M' Gaming to take over Suncruz casino boat operations in Little River. The council also announced at...

8/11/2014

article Big M to purchase SunCruz Casino pending county approval
(South Carolina) -- Horry County Council may approve a resolution Tuesday to allow Big M Gaming to take over SunCruz's business and drop its lawsuit against SunCruz.

8/2/2014

article Grand Strand leaders don’t expect casino bill to get traction, rally opposing gambling scheduled for the weekend
(South Carolina) -- Every few years, you can bet on hearing the renewed debate about casinos possibly coming to the Grand Strand. Those who support casinos say that the...

7/30/2014

article Casino boat halts operation from Little River; directs customers to 2nd boat
(South Carolina) -- One of two casino boats operating out of Little River has stopped operations. SunCruz Casino stopped its operations Monday. SunCruz took passengers...
article SunCruz casino boat shuts down, loss of jobs a blow to Little River
(South Carolina) -- Jennifer Walters, executive director of the Little River Chamber of Commerce, said the community along the north coast of Horry County will feel the...

7/29/2014

article SunCruz casino boat shuts down, loss of jobs a blow to Little River
(South Carolina) -- Jennifer Walters, executive director of the Little River Chamber of Commerce, said the community along the north coast of Horry County will feel the...

7/28/2014

article SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River
(South Carolina) -- One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “...

7/25/2014

article Palmetto Politics Poll: SC voters strongly oppose online gambling
(South Carolina) -- South Carolina voters strongly oppose the legalization of online gambling. The Palmetto Politics Poll, commissioned by WACH Fox, shows that 68% of...

7/2/2014

article House Democratic Leader Proposes Coastal Casinos
(South Carolina) -- S.C. House minority leader Todd Rutherford (D-Columbia) is introducing legislation aimed at legalizing casinos along South Carolina’s coast...
article SC State Rep. proposes to allow casinos in Myrtle Beach to fund road repairs
(South Carolina) -- A proposal to allow well-regulated, upscale casinos in the Myrtle Beach area and use the tax revenue to fix poor roads and bridges across the state...
article Should SC bet on casinos to pay for road repairs?
(South Carolina) -- While calls continue for Gov. Nikki Haley to share details her state roads plan, House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford put his cards on the table to...

6/22/2014

article What happened to Lexington County’s gambling probe?
(South Carolina) -- What started as a joint federal and state probe into illegal gambling in Lexington County led to the indictment of Sheriff James Metts and three...

6/6/2014

article Voters can weigh in on casino gambling in Tuesday's primary
(South Carolina) -- People who feel strongly about casino gambling may want to get a Democratic ballot at Tuesday's primary. One of the three questions on the...

5/29/2014

article South Carolina Dems Offer Online Gambling Referendum
(South Carolina) -- South Carolina Democrats will reportedly put a non-binding referendum on primary ballots asking voters views on online gambling.

4/8/2014

article Bill legalizing card, dice games passes SC Senate
(South Carolina) -- Sun City Hilton Head residents barred from playing canasta, bridge and mahjong might soon be allowed to do so without breaking the law, after a bill...

3/30/2014

article COLUMN: What’s the harm in a little kitchen-table poker?
(South Carolina) -- Game night in the Kausler home 40 or 50 years ago included such favorites as Candyland, Sorry, Yahtzee and Night Baseball.
article One way or the other, gambling laws need update
(South Carolina) -- THE ISSUE: Bridge and poker games; OUR OPINION: Forcing the matter into court may be best way to get necessary results.

4/1/2013

article Casino boats bring economic boost to Little River
(South Carolina) -- The Little River Casino Boats are an attraction for gamblers, but they put more money in your pockets than you might expect

3/8/2013

article Nanni: Hardeeville casino supporters 'strategizing' amid Haley opposition
(South Carolina) -- Some supporters of an Indian casino resort proposed for Hardeeville haven't given up, despite the governor's steadfast opposition and a long...

2/9/2013

article Catawbas keep pushing for casino; SC pushes back
(South Carolina) -- As South Carolina struggles to find money to pay to for health care for the poor and fix crumbling roads and bridges, Catawba Indian Nation Chief...

1/26/2013

article Bolton: Let’s not forget why SC dumped video poker
(South Carolina) -- THE FACT that video poker hijacked our political process, controlled many in our Legislature, turned out an incumbent governor and habitually...

12/24/2012

article Faltering plans for Indian casino in Hardeeville tops list of 2012's top business stories
(South Carolina) -- Call it the year of businesses thinking big -- 2012 saw plans for a giant casino and resort, plans for a remaking of The Mall at Shelter Cove, and...

11/24/2012

article Deck still stacked against casino project
(South Carolina) -- Nearly a year after it was introduced, the resort casino proposed for Hardeeville still faces long odds. Gov. Nikki Haley's opposition to casino...

8/24/2012

article For now at least, it’s no dice for N. Charleston casino boats
(South Carolina) -- Have North Charleston’s plans to attract a casino boat gone bust? Yes, for now. Mayor Keith Summey has talked with two groups interested in...
article Editorial: Lexington response shows we can beat gambling
(South Carolina) -- VIDEO GAMBLING didn’t grow so large and powerful that it nearly took over our government simply because our laws were inadequate. Our political...

8/12/2012

article EDITORIAL: No gray areas; Ban gambling, sweepstakes
(South Carolina) -- Decades ago when the South Carolina Legislature was battling to ban video poker in the state, a veteran legislator from the Pee Dee was approached by...

7/8/2012

article Hardeeville city manager still working to bring casino to Lowcountry
(South Carolina) -- A proposed casino in Hardeeville is just one of the developments pitched nationwide since a federal change last year made it easier to build gambling...

7/7/2012

article 'Not a dead issue': Hardeeville city manager still working to bring casino to Lowcountry
(South Carolina) -- A proposed casino in Hardeeville is just one of the developments pitched nationwide since a federal change last year made it easier to build gambling...

6/30/2012

article Editorial: No video gambling
(South Carolina) -- Video gambling has been illegal in South Carolina for more than a decade. But now those seeking to open new gambling operations are looking for legal...

5/15/2012

article Hilton Head council opposes Hardeeville casino
(South Carolina) -- Worried the very name could damage Hilton Head Island's image, town council voted 6-1 Tuesday to oppose an Indian casino inside Head Lakes in...

5/7/2012

article Casino backers rebuffed, cut off at Hilton Head Republican luncheon
(South Carolina) -- Hardeeville city manager Bob Nanni's attempt to pitch a proposed casino complex in Jasper County to the Hilton Head Island First Monday...

5/4/2012

article Casino-resort proposal raises questions from residents
(South Carolina) -- Hardeeville resort-casino supporters want to convince Gov. Nikki Haley that the project is good for the Lowcountry. First they need to get a meeting...

5/1/2012

article Sun City residents, others see pros, cons in casino proposal
(South Carolina) -- Sun City residents want to see more cards on the table when it comes to a proposed Hardeeville casino, even if a Four Diamond hotel is part of the...

4/27/2012

article Sun City residents pack auditorium to hear casino-resort pitch
(South Carolina) -- A Forum Club program on the proposed Hardeeville casino resort drew more than 350 Sun City residents to Magnolia Hall on Friday.

4/24/2012

article Circuit Judge rejects Catawba Indian Nation's request for casino in York County, South Carolina
(South Carolina) -- South Carolina’s only federally recognized tribe on Tuesday lost its latest quest to build a casino on its York County reservation.
article S.C. judge rules against Catawbas in York County casino - tribe vows appeal
(South Carolina) -- A judge has ruled against the Catawba Indian Nation in its attempt to build a casino on its York County reservation, but the tribe vowed to appeal...

4/23/2012

article Casino developers optimistic despite opposition from Haley, others
(South Carolina) -- Hardeeville city manager Bob Nanni will talk anytime to any group that will listen about a casino in Jasper County. On Tuesday, he’ll pitch the...

4/21/2012

article Casino developers optimistic despite opposition from Haley, others
(South Carolina) -- Hardeeville city manager Bob Nanni will talk anytime to any group that will listen about a casino in Jasper County. On Tuesday, he’ll pitch the...

4/7/2012

article Ban on simulated gambling devices in Santee gets 1st OK
(South Carolina) -- Santee Town Council Wednesday night approved first reading of an ordinance authorizing a temporary moratorium of a minimum of 180 days on the...

4/1/2012

article Impoverished S.C. county hoping for Indian casino proposal
(South Carolina) -- Jobs have always seemed elusive in impoverished Jasper County on South Carolina's southern tip near Savannah, Ga.

3/29/2012

article The new casino: What's the deal?
(South Carolina) -- It’s been on everyone’s lips since it was first announced. A multi-million dollar casino and entertainment complex in the heart of Hilton...

3/21/2012

article Draft EIS out for $400M Spokane casino
(Washington) -- A big casino that the Spokane Tribe of Indians is proposing has cleared a major regulatory hurdle, but the project is drawing bitter opposition from a...

3/17/2012

article OP/ED: Advantages of casino outweigh disadvantages
(South Carolina) -- People usually act to elicit their desired results. If this is true, I am perplexed by the apparent desired results of actions by leaders who...

3/10/2012

article With a Facebook post, Gov. Haley douses idea of Hardeeville casino
(South Carolina) -- Remember the talk of 2,250 jobs coming from an Indian casino and resort in Hardeeville? Well, Governor Nikki Haley made her position on the proposed...

3/8/2012

article Nikki Haley’s Casino Diss Resonates In Beaufort, Jasper
(South Carolina) -- S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s decision to unilaterally reject a proposed casino resort in the South Carolina Lowcountry – thus preserving the...

3/5/2012

article BLOG: Nikki Haley’s “Casino Calculus”
(South Carolina) -- Another week, another disturbing display of amateurism and double talk from the administration of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley … As numerous media...
article Hilton Head Republican group wary of Hardeeville casino
(South Carolina) -- Members of a Hilton Head Island Republican group raised concerns Monday that a proposed casino in Jasper County would tarnish the area's image as...

3/4/2012

article Casino: All that glitters is not gold
(South Carolina) -- When life is fair, any governmental entity involved with the proposed casino construction in Hardeeville will take Rod Tidwell’s advice in the...

3/2/2012

article Haley not ready to gamble on Hardeeville resort-casino
(South Carolina) -- As support for a proposed casino and resort in Hardeeville grows, at least one key officeholder hasn’t changed her stance on the issue. Gov....

2/29/2012

article Developers Reveal Plans for Hardeeville Casino
(South Carolina) -- The developers of the Hilton Head Lakes community in Hardeeville are going ahead with plans for a controversial casino that South Carolina Governor...
article OP/ED: Casino pact stretches miles and imagination
(South Carolina) -- Please accept my apologies. I'm a snowbird to Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry for the past 14 years and am still not very knowledgeable...

2/27/2012

article Gambling could bring mixed blessings
(South Carolina) -- South Carolina successfully completed a campaign in 2000 to ban video poker machines from the state. At the time, it was a $3 billion-a-year industry...

2/25/2012

article Lobbyists, lawyers pushing S.C. gambling proposals
(South Carolina) -- South Carolina suddenly is being targeted by a wave of gaming proposals pushed by powerful lobbyists who say gambling would bring hundreds of...

2/22/2012

article South Carolina Gets One Step Closer to Passing Stricter Gambling Law
(South Carolina) -- Lawmakers in South Carolina are making headway in their effort to outlaw casino-style gaming machines that they believe circumvent state laws banning...

2/21/2012

article Lawmakers tell tourism group S.C. casinos unlikely
(South Carolina) -- State lawmakers have told tourism leaders the prospects are unlikely for casino gambling in South Carolina. The lawmakers appeared Monday on a panel...

2/19/2012

article Editorial: Time to reopen debate on gambling in SC
(South Carolina) -- The recent emergence of gambling issues on several fronts says it's time again for a full-throated debate on this subject, especially given South...
article LETTER: Lessons to be learned from casinos elsewhere
(South Carolina) -- From comments reported in this publication, the idea of a casino seems to have taken root. Like others, I have witnessed casino development and seen...

2/14/2012

article South Carolina College Students Support Casino Proposal For Job Growth
(South Carolina) -- Casino developers in Hardeeville, South Carolina have gained the support of three college students who say that the proposed destination gambling...
article Students collect signatures favoring SC casino
(South Carolina) -- Three South Carolina college students have launched a campaign in support of a proposed casino and resort in Hardeeville. They aren't looking to...

2/13/2012

article Catawbas to offer gambling on York Co. reservation
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation will have a gambling operation up and running by next week--when a judge hears their request for the court to stop law...
article Students collect signatures favoring SC casino
(South Carolina) -- A group of college students in the Lowcountry is collecting petition signatures supporting plans for a casino and resort near Hardeeville.

2/12/2012

article Casino complex proponents elaborate on jobs promise
(South Carolina) -- One of the most alluring elements of a proposed casino and resort complex in Hardeeville, its developers say, is the number of jobs it would create.
article College Students support Hardeeville casino efforts
(South Carolina) -- Three local college students have launched a campaign in support of a proposed casino and resort in Hardeeville. They aren't looking to gamble,...
article LETTER: Many pluses to casino being built next door
(South Carolina) -- My wife and I have been in Sun City Hilton Head for 18 months. We came here from Jackson, Calif. We were in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, one...

2/11/2012

article OP/ED: I bet you'll benefit...from the casino project
(South Carolina) -- The resort and casino project is a topic of discussion throughout the Lowcountry as it should be; you may recall my last wildly popular column about...

2/9/2012

article Developers: Casino would mean jobs, draw millions
(South Carolina) -- Developers say a proposed casino and resort near Hardeeville would create 4,700 jobs statewide and draw millions of visitors a year.

2/8/2012

article Developers, politicians backing proposed Hardeeville casino complex outline plans
(South Carolina) -- A coalition of investors, developers and local officials outlined plans Wednesday for an Indian casino and resort in Hardeeville they said could be...

2/5/2012

article Should we roll dice on casino?
(South Carolina) -- Ready to say "hit me" in Hardeeville? Word is a casino/hotel project is in the works that might bring as many as 2,200 jobs. It would be...
article When gambling looks like the best option
(South Carolina) -- Perhaps it's a coincidence that the Catawba Indian Nation renewed its efforts to force our state to authorize high-stakes gambling just as the...

2/4/2012

article LETTER: Give casino developer chance to make case
(South Carolina) -- The author of the Jan. 31 letter "Jobs from casino would come at too high a price" presents himself as some kind of demographic or land...

2/3/2012

article Catawba Indian Nation tries again for S.C. casino
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation wants to establish a $340 million casino complex on its York County reservation that would bring 4,000 jobs to the...
article OP/ED: Proposed casino good for region
(South Carolina) -- News of a hotel/casino resort entertainment complex in Hardeeville is good news for the region. The proposed project is an economic development...

1/31/2012

article EDITORIAL: Casino talk more gambling hypocrisy for S.C.
(South Carolina) -- South Carolina’s love-hate relationship with gambling is heading for another round of…well…loving and hating, in the state...
article LETTER: Jobs from casino would come at too high a price
(South Carolina) -- A proposal to bring in casino gambling that promises jobs, along with a boom in prosperity during a recession, could come at a cost that we might not...

1/30/2012

article Precedence allows Catawba Indian Nation to have gambling
(South Carolina) -- Nearly two decades ago, the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Nation in Connecticut became eligible to build and operate a casino when the courts ruled that...

1/29/2012

article Casinos area sure bet for Jasper
(South Carolina) -- Citizens in Jasper County and other parts of the Lowcountry are telling us, "This is our time. This is our opportunity. We must prevail."

1/28/2012

article Catawba Indians and York County Politicians Clash with Casino Plan
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation has pushed for a plan to open a casino on its York County reservation, but it's not without controversy and opposition...
article State may tackle Internet gaming
(South Carolina) -- The rise of Internet and video gaming that resembles the old days of video poker in South Carolina could be something the Legislature is forced to...

1/27/2012

article Casino a win-win for Hardeeville and the region
(South Carolina) -- Citizens in Jasper County and other parts of the Lowcountry are telling us, “This is our time. This is our opportunity. We must prevail.”

1/26/2012

article Catawba Indians want to build casino in Rock Hill
(South Carolina) -- Members of an Indian reservation in York County say they should be allowed to build a casino on their property. The Catawba Indian Nation Reservation...
article Catawbas plan to build massive casino in York County
(South Carolina) -- In a bold and shocking action that has already drawn vows of a fight from conservative political leaders, York County's Catawba Indian tribe is...
article SC politicians vow to oppose Catawba Indian casino, but tribal members generally favor it
(South Carolina) -- A political and legal battle is brewing between politicians in York County who are advocates of economic development but oppose the Catawba Indian...
article Savannah Weighs Casino Plan
(Georgia) -- A South Carolina company is planning to build a massive casino resort complex 20 miles from Historic Savannah. An independent consulting firm says, the...

1/25/2012

article Catawba Indian Nation plans to build casino on reservation
(South Carolina) -- In a bold and shocking action that has already drawn vows of a fight from conservative political leaders, York County's Catawba Indian tribe is...
article Catawba Indian Nation sues SC over gaming
(South Carolina) -- South Carolina's only federally recognized Indian tribe is suing the state over the right to gamble on its reservation. The suit filed Tuesday by...
article Catawba Indian Nation Sues State over Casino Project
(South Carolina) -- On Tuesday, the Catawba Indian Nation filed a lawsuit against the state to assert its right to open gambling facilities.
article Catawba Tribe plans to sue SC for right to have a casino
(South Carolina) -- Move over Cherokee Casino, the Catawba Indian Nation wants a piece of the action and plans to go to great lengths to do so.
article Indian tribe sues over gaming
(South Carolina) -- South Carolina's only federally recognized Indian tribe should be allowed to offer gambling on its reservation because the state lets casino...

1/24/2012

article OP/ED: Well-regulated gambling might be desirable for Sun City, Hardeeville
(South Carolina) -- The second week of session was productive, in my view, less for what was done than what was said. With a little more income flowing into the state...

1/22/2012

article Editorial: Casino, gambling not a good way to invest
(South Carolina) -- There is news that a gambling casino employing a lot of people and expected to generate a lot of money is likely to be built in Hardeeville.

1/21/2012

article Proposed Hardeeville casino gets mixed reactions
(South Carolina) -- The entertainment complex would be located off of Highway 278 in Hilton Head Lakes. And the proposal is getting quite a few mixed reactions.

1/20/2012

article Proposed casino will bring jobs, revenue
(South Carolina) -- A plan to bring an entertainment complex with a casino to the commercial part of Hilton Head Lakes brings three groups together to create jobs and...

1/17/2012

article Local civic leaders wary of Hardeeville casino proposal
(South Carolina) -- Several politicians and Beaufort County business leaders remained mostly tight-lipped -- but a bit concerned -- Tuesday regarding a proposed casino...
article UKB a partner in East Coast casino
(Oklahoma) -- The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma has partnered with SB Investment of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Stratford Land of Dallas, to build a...

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