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Jul 26, 2023

Oklahoma AG joins tribal gambling pacts lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s new Republican attorney general accused Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday of failing to follow state law and said he’s stepping into a long-running legal dispute over tribal gambling agreements Stitt signed in 2020. In a letter and personal phone call to the fellow Republican, Attorney General Gentner Drummond said he notified […]

Mar 15, 2018

A small gamble

March Madness is here. The time where college basketball fanatics, casual fans, and the wholly disinterested gather in office break rooms to drop off their tournament prognostications and a couple of dollars for the pot. But before you fill out that bracket, ask yourself: Am I willing to go to jail for this? Am I […]

Mar 22, 2017

Consumer Protection – No Gambling Loss Recovery for ‘Virtual Casino’ Play

Mason v. Machine Zone Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-061-17, 10 pp.) (Keenan, J.) No. 15-2469, March 17, 2017; USDC at Baltimore, Md. (Bredar, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: A plaintiff who, while playing Game of War on her mobile device, used “virtual chips” purchased with real money to spin a “virtual” casino wheel in order to […]

Jan 22, 2014

Tribe argues for reservation casino

South Carolina's only federally recognized tribe argued before the state's Supreme Court Wednesday that current law allows them to have a reservation casino — even though video gambling is banned elsewhere within the state's borders.

May 22, 2013

Tort/Negligence – Unjust Enrichment – Unfair Trade Practices – Gambling Losses – Video Poker – In Pari Delicto – Defense Abrogated

Proctor v. Whitlark & Whitlark Based on statutes originally adopted as part of the Statutes of Anne, and an S.C. Supreme Court decision from a time when video poker gambling was legal, the court rules that the defense of in pari delicto has been abrogated with regard to losses sustained through illegal gambling.

Dec 7, 2012

No jackpot for maker of gambling machines

A developer of gambling machines looking for a way to break into the South Carolina market will have to keep looking. The U.S. Fourth Circuit of Appeals has struck down his challenges to the state’s law against gambling devices.

Aug 9, 2012

Seized video machines ordered destroyed

A judge has ruled that 24 video machines seized this summer in Little River are illegal gambling devices and should be destroyed.

Apr 6, 2012

Judge delays decision on Catawba gambling hall

A judge wants to take some more time before deciding whether South Carolina’s only federally recognized tribe can open a gambling hall on its reservation in York County.

May 27, 2011

Administrative – Gambling – Game of Skill – Speedmaster S/N

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division v. 1-Speedmaster S/N 00218 The respondent machine is a game of skill and does not fall within the statutory definition of an illegal gaming device. We affirm the circuit court's decision, which affirmed the magistrate's finding that a Speedmaster machine confiscated from a convenience store was not an illegal gaming device under S.C. Code Ann. §[...]

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