QUICK LINKS: Videos  |  Micromarkets |

Redemption Report

|

Classifieds

|

Buy a Classified Ad

|

Editorial Calendars

|

Circulation Data

|

Downloads

|

Bookstore

|

Date Book

Search:      

Bookmark this site




Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2013, Posted On: 7/25/2013


Gov. Haley Signs Bill Banning Sweepstakes Cafés In South Carolina


by Staff Reporter
TAGS: sweepstakes gambling, Internet cafe, sweepstakes cafe, electronic sweepstakes game, South Carolina sweepstakes cafe ban

COLUMBIA -- Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill on July 9 that banned sweepstakes cafés in South Carolina, where previous and vague laws kept the venues and their games in a legal limbo.

The new law is designed to close all loopholes that allowed sweepstakes cafés to operate in some jurisdictions. It amends earlier state laws that regulate bingo, raffles and other special events, along with gambling devices. | SEE BILL

In May, the bill passed the South Carolina House by a wide margin, 88-26. Minority Leader Todd Rutherford (D-Richland) was among the few lawmakers who opposed it. Rutherford said it was hypocritical for the state to ban sweepstakes machines while church raffles, scratch cards and other forms of gambling are allowed. He and other lawmakers also view gambling as a potential revenue and job creation source.


Topic: Music and Games Features

Articles:
  • Timezone Designates Blume Managing Director And Restructures Board; Malcolm Steinberg Steps Down As Chairman
  • Family Entertainment Group Taps Kunde And Kerr As Regional Directors
  • GameCo Inc. Debuts World's First Skill-Based Videogame Gambling Machines At Caesars Entertainment Properties In Atlantic City
  • Joseph Levitan Dies At 86; Russian Immigrant Founded JVL And CashCode
  • AMI Entertainment Sponsors Music Competition At ArtPrize In Grand Rapids; Jukebox Stations Entertain Festivalgoers

Copyright © 2016 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570