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5:39 am on Monday January 28, 2013

'Sweepstakes' gaming still with South Carolina (Updated)

It's not a game of chance if the outcome is predetermined, says game maker Hess. Updates twice at the bottom. Almost a year ago, the State Law Enforcement Division promised a crackdown on a resurgence of video gambling in South Carolina.  Today...
5:37 am on Monday January 28, 2013

'Sweepstakes' gaming still with South Carolina (Updated)

TheDigitel It's not a game of chance if the outcome is predetermined, says game maker Hess. Updates at the bottom. Almost a year ago, the State Law Enforcement Division promised a crackdown on a resurgence of video gambling in South Carolina.  Today...
4:06 am on Monday January 7, 2013

'Sweepstakes' gaming still with South Carolina

It's not a game of chance if the outcome is predetermined, says game maker Hess. Almost a year ago, the State Law Enforcement Division promised a crackdown on a resurgence of video gambling in South Carolina.  Today there are an estimated 1,000 of...
4:44 am on Thursday August 9, 2012

'Sweepstakes' gaming still with South Carolina (Update: 24 machines judged illegal in Horry)

It's not a game of chance if the outcome is predetermined, says game maker Hess. Update 8/9/2012: Horry County Judge Gerald Whitley has ruled that 24 machines in Little River are illegal. These machines were seized in a raid almost a year ago. We...
5:19 am on Wednesday February 15, 2012

Controversial Internet gaming takes hold in South Carolina (update: Illegal in Beaufort)

Photo by Cassidy Curtis Update 2/15/2012: Unlike the Georgetown ruling in December (see prior reports below), the Beaufort magistrate has ruled a Bluffton sweepstakes operation as illegal gambling. Our sister site in Beaufort has more details...
1:11 am on Wednesday February 15, 2012

Crackdown on 'sweepstakes' electronic gaming thwarted (Update: Illegal in Beaufort)

Image by Flickr user charliereece Update: Six months on and "sweepstakes" are still firmly with South Carolina. Update February 15: A Beaufort County magistrate ruled that a Bluffton operation was gambling and thus illegal. Update January 28: A...
10:20 am on Tuesday February 14, 2012

'Sweepstakes' electronic gambling takes hold in Beaufort County (Update: Illegal)

Flickr user charliereece Update February 14: The Beaufort magistrate has ruled the Bluffton operation a gambling setup, and thus illegal. Here's the statement on the decision: In an order issued Tuesday, Beaufort County Chief Magistrate Darlene...
1:18 am on Wednesday February 1, 2012

Crackdown on 'sweepstakes' electronic gaming thwarted (Update: Regrouping)

Flickr user charliereece Update February 1: On the heels of our last update, The State has joined into the fray, offering up more insight into how law enforcement has been set back by the shifting grey laws around 'sweepstakes' gaming. Instead of an...
12:45 am on Thursday October 27, 2011

Another 'sweepstakes' electronic gaming location raided

Flickr user charliereece This time last month a "sweepstakes" Internet-based fundraising-gambling location in Bluffton was raided by police, and now a Hardeeville location has also been raided. 24 computers were also seized in this raid. The Island...
2:53 am on Monday June 27, 2011

Controversial Internet gaming technology takes hold in South Carolina

Image by Photo by Cassidy CurtisAnother "gambling" showdown is set for South Carolina as a North Myrtle Beach business owner wants to bring a new "online sweepstakes" system to South Carolina. With a combination of legal oversights and the magic of...

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