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April 1, 2009 2009

There is a possibility of a new legislation coming in the state of Carolina which, if passed, could make poker gambling legal at home.

It is being said that in the wake of a recent court case declaring poker a game of skill, the state’s stance appears to be softening.

Glen McConnell (R-Charleston), South Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore, has introduced a bill proposing the legalisation of poker home games.

The bill would legalise poker play in the home or for a charitable cause, reported local media.

It has also emerged that members of the public have told a state Senate panel that South Carolina needs to ditch its anti-card laws. McConnell has offered two measures on the subject. One would overturn a 1802 law that could be interpreted to make any dice or card game of chance illegal. The other is a constitutional amendment to allow churches and charities to hold raffles, reported AP.


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