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i think columbia need video poker back becuase when we had it here we had made billions in our state . now the state is sturguling with money. the government in SC got rid of money that they r looking for right now. if they just put the video poker or casino back in the state they will find out that they wont have problems with money ever again. also the stupid thing they said is that the city and state crime will go up fast if there was poker here but when they took it away they had problems anyway with crime. and also if they didnt want poker here and casino here why did they put the lottery in the state in the first place. i say that if they have the lottery here they might as well have the video poker back and casino.i guarantee that the economy in south carolina will be alot better then what it is now.i have a website you can go to to display your ideas undefined

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I don't remember having those here, I guess I was too young to notice. But ummm, wouldn't the lottery have taken the place of those machines? We're making millions, I don't know about BILLIONS, now

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In my opinion, video poker is boring. I would like to see casinos in South Carolina, though.

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iColumbia, your enthusiasm is appreciated, but I ask that you do a little spell/grammar checking on yourself. Obviously we all make typos, but it will be a help to everyone if you will do this.

Now as far a video poker, no thanks. What a waste of time and money. Anyone with any common sense knows that those things are programmed to give out just enough money to keep you coming back. What a waste. As far as casinos, I think that SC is fine without them. I don't want to become a state that relies on casinos for anything, and on the other end of the scale I don't want Myrtle Beach to become like Atlantic City, NJ.

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iColumbia, your enthusiasm is appreciated, but I ask that you do a little spell/grammar checking on yourself. Obviously we all make typos, but it will be a help to everyone if you will do this.

Now as far a video poker, no thanks. What a waste of time and money. Anyone with any common sense knows that those things are programmed to give out just enough money to keep you coming back. What a waste. As far as casinos, I think that SC is fine without them. I don't want to become a state that relies on casinos for anything, and on the other end of the scale I don't want Myrtle Beach to become like Atlantic City, NJ.

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Sparan: I'd like to see you a little kinder to our young friend!

Also, there could be a lot worse things happen to Myrtle Beach than becoming more like Atlantic City. I lived near Atlantic City for about 40 years. Atlantic City Rocks!

iColumbia: You have a nice dream; but remember you in the middle of one of the most blue nosed states in the USA.

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So do you like casinos because of their architecture or because of gambling? Architecturally I agree that these things can occasionally be appealing.

I am not opposed to the concept of casinos (or gambling), but I think that they turn cities into these tourist traps that serve only one purpose. And quite frankly unless your city is already a major attraction because of casinos, the ones that are built will probably not be the glitzy highrises that we typically associate with Las Vegas or what not.

Hypothetically, in SC, the only city that I would want to consider legalized gambling in is Myrtle Beach (and the other cities along the Grand Strand).

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Because of my faith in Jesus, I am opposed to gambling, however, from an economic point of view gambling, ie casinos pulled Atlantic City from the pits of rot and despair to a city that is vibrant, exciting and growing again. It is a shame that people are enthralled by gambling activity; but it does bring in money, money that a poor state like South Carolina needs.

I do agree that Columbia's benefit from casinos may be limited because we are not already a tourist destination; but Myrtle Beach could easily become South Carolina's largest city if casinos were injected into the mix. Casinos allowed state wide like they are in Nevada, in my opinion, would defuse their financial benefit to the point of being counterproductive.

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Myrtle Beach's proximity to the Pee Dee would make it the last place I'd want to see casinos. The poorer counties in the state also do the most lottery business. Giving the poor more ways to blow their money isn't going to help, IMO.

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Myrtle Beach's proximity to the Pee Dee would make it the last place I'd want to see casinos. The poorer counties in the state also do the most lottery business. Giving the poor more ways to blow their money isn't going to help, IMO.

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With Myrtle Beach's already booming number of visitors, casinos would certainly increase those numbers even more and also increase the amount of money spent in the area. I'd love to see casinos closer than they are now. I've never gone to Cherokee because there is no other appeal to that area and because the casinos there are not traditional ones - they are all video operated.

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I think Myrtle Beach would do great if they legalized gambling. That's the city where it seems to me this would happen the most. I just don't think it would work here in Columbia and DEFINITELY not in Charleston.

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I think Myrtle Beach would do great if they legalized gambling. That's the city where it seems to me this would happen the most. I just don't think it would work here in Columbia and DEFINITELY not in Charleston.

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I think Myrtle Beach would be a great spot to have casinos. :alc: The NE has Atlantic City and the West has Vegas, and the Gulf has the gambling boats, Myrtle Beach could be the Vegas of the South! :w00t: I do agree that Columbia and Charleston aren't ideal for this type of business by far. :stop: Maybe someone will catch hold of this thread and start pushing for the legalization of gambling in the Grand Strand area, and maybe it will attract some of the developers present in Las Vegas to Myrtle Beach! Essentially it would help tourism and growth in both Columbia and Charleston, indirectly! :camera:

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No casinos, please! We barely managed to kick the mob out of the state when video poker was banned. We don't need that kind of influence in SC.

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We have the casino boats in Little River, but that is a small potatoes operation. I think they offer 2 trips a day with a capacity of 650 people for each voyage. I'd like to check that out sometime. As far as the mob is concerned, I'm sure they are still in South Carolina, they just aren't running public gambling operations.

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No casinos, please! We barely managed to kick the mob out of the state when video poker was banned. We don't need that kind of influence in SC.

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We have the casino boats in Little River, but that is a small potatoes operation. I think they offer 2 trips a day with a capacity of 650 people for each voyage. I'd like to check that out sometime. As far as the mob is concerned, I'm sure they are still in South Carolina, they just aren't running public gambling operations.

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"There is no reason that we couldn't keep them under control in South Carolina if our legislators were totally honest and not part of the 'good ole boy' network. "

You list two conditons there, neither of which have been, are, or will be met.

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The day we can get the good ole boy network out of power is the day that our state will reach its potential. We could be so much better economically than we are.

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There is no reason that we couldn't keep them under control in South Carolina if our legislators were totally honest and not part of the 'good ole boy' network.

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Umm... so if the mob is not here, we should encourage them to come back in?

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Hmm this is an Old Topic. but Im going for BRING VIDEO POKER BACK! this state needs it bad

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That's a terrible idea. Those machines were horrible. Banning them is one of the best things South Carolina ever did.

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