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September 27, 2020

The Mayor wants to bring boats that would sail out into international waters

Second South Carolina city appears to be ready for casino boat

(US).- A second South Carolina city appears ready to bring a casino boat to its docks. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Sunday that North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey appears to have the votes needed to remove a city law banning the boats.

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ummey wants to bring boats that would sail out into international waters, where state laws prohibiting gambling on cards, dice and other games don't apply. A casino boat currently sails from Little River north of Myrtle Beach.

Preliminary estimates from North Charleston say the boat could bring the city us$ 500,000 to us$ 1.5 million a year. But gambling experts warn an explosion of betting options mean casinos aren't the cash cows they once were.

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