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 casino very clear with a Facebook post.
"We have had inquiries about the possibility of a Catawba casino going into the Low Country, specifically the Bluffton region", Haley wrote. "I will not sign or support a casino in that area or anywhere else in South Carolina. We are focused on bringing manufacturing and industry to every part of the state."
What has followed was a flurry of comments from a range of perspectives both for and against the statement. Since FITS News gave us a heads up on the Facebook post, we'll point you to their Op-Ed piece on the Education Lottery system.
Some comments on the post agree with the FITS News position that the South Carolina Education Lottery is nothing more than a government monopoly on gambling. Others asked how casinos are different than bingo parlors. What do you think?