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8:49 am on Monday February 20, 2012

Hold 'em Tournament for Myrtle Beach Habitat for Humanity

Flickr user .pixel . Coming in March there will be a No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity of Horry County.  If you are not familiar with Habitat for Humanity they: build simple, decent, affordable homes...
10:45 pm on Monday December 12, 2011

North Charleston card game leads to arrest of 8

Eight were arrested in North Charleston after they were spotted playing poke on the front yard of a home where they were not welcome — one of the men, a fellon, was found in possesion of a hangun and another man with a counterfiet bill.
4:56 am on Wednesday October 20, 2010

The case for a poker game heard by S.C. Supreme Court (update: twist)

Image by Flickr user Kevin Labianco First reporting, updates at the bottom: It's been years and years since the Mount Pleasant Five set off a pivotal battle in South Carolina about whether Texas Hold 'Em poker is a game of skill or chance. Well that...
7:05 am on Friday October 1, 2010

Archaic anti-gambling law hits S.C. nonprofits in the pocketbook

Flickr user ohthatrachel A South Carolina law that potentially could land nonprofits in court if they hold fundraising raffles is costing those same Palmetto State agencies and nonprofits huge sums in donations. A state subcommittee has been holding...
4:00 am on Thursday December 31, 2009

S.C. Attorney General appeals ruling in Mount Pleasant poker ring

Image by Flickr user gfpeckAttorney General Henry McMaster is appealing Circuit Judge Markley Dennis's ruling to toss out charges against five Mount Pleasant Texas Hold 'Em poker players. Read more stories on this subject in our poker topic page....
4:41 am on Sunday October 11, 2009

Texas Hold 'em on top in S.C., but how for how long?

Image by Flickr user Blyzz Image by 20091011-poker.jpgIt's been a couple weeks since a circuit judge overturned a ruling that a group of Mount Pleasant gamblers were illegally gaming. But with so much at stake it's hard to think that the mid-level...
2:31 am on Saturday September 19, 2009

The game's back on: Judge rejects Mt. Pleasant poker ruling

Image by Flickr user justyn Image by 20090918-poker.jpg Update September 19: The Post and Courier has followed up with a more in-depth piece; read it here. First reporting: The Post and Courier is reporting that a circuit judge is reversing a...
4:47 am on Tuesday March 10, 2009

Poker charges sticking to Mount Pleasant Five

The group of poker players found guilty of breaking the state's gambling laws tried to get similar charges dismissed, but the judge wasn't receptive to their argument. Read more stories on this subject in our poker topic page.Go get the story at...
7:31 am on Sunday March 8, 2009

Hah! Arial cartoon pokes fun at state's gambling laws

Robert Ariail's "Gambling In South Carolina" does a swell job of pointing out an irony I thin we're all very aware of, but I won't spoil it here. Go check it out for yourself.
8:06 am on Thursday February 19, 2009

Poker five must pay fines -- but expect an appeal

Image by Flickr user FabioImage by 20090219-poker.jpg As expected, the ruling for the Mount Pleasant Five has come. The judge has said that though the game may involve skill, the group violated the state's stiff anti-poker laws and must pay their...