Posts Tagged ‘Lottery & games of chance’

January 10, 1989

Opinion concerning a scheme in Spartanburg whereby an individual pays a courier service a fee in order for the service to buy a lottery ticket in another state which is then delivered back to the purchaser. This opinion addresses whether such a scheme is in violation of this State’s laws prohibiting lotteries.

Requested by: The Honorable Holman C. Gossett, Jr., Solicitor, Seventh Judicial Circuit

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October 27, 2017

Opinion clarifying the October 11, 2017 opinion on the legality of a non-profit organization holding a Riverboat Casino night.

Requested by The Honorable Neal Collins, The Honorable Gary Clary, Members, South Carolina House of Representatives, and The Honorable Thomas Alexander, Member, South Carolina Senate.

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October 11, 2017

Opinion on the legality of gambling in the context of a “casino night” held by a private organization as a charity fundraiser.

Requested by Captain Chad Brooks, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

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July 11, 2017

Opinion on a provision of the Deferred Presentment Services Act (Section 34-39-270(F) of the South Carolina Code of Laws)).

Requested by The Honorable Edward Tallon, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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January 6, 2017

Opinion on the Deferred Presentment Services Act (S.C. Code Section 34-39-110 et seq.).

Requested by Commissioner Ronald R. Bodvake, South Carolina Board of Financial Institutions.

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July 3, 2014

Opinion concerning whether or not Oconee County may continue to utilize late tax penalties collected by the county on ad valorem taxes.

Requested by: The Honorable Gregorie W. Nowell, Oconee County Treasurer

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March 18, 2014

Opinion asking can a member of an organized fire department who has risen to the point that his duties may include those of a local fire marshal, but who is not certified by the State Fire Marshal and not acting under that state authority, be commissioned by a Police Chief or Sheriff as a law enforcement officer then be considered not to hold two public office in violation of the State Constitution.

Requested by: Mark A. Keel, Chief, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

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October 4, 2013

Opinion concerning the legality of a “casino night” under State law.

Requested by Mr. Stirling Halversen, Attorney for Isle of Palms.

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June 14, 2013

Opinion asking do the 2013 amendments to Sections 61-2-180 and 61-4-580 of the South Carolina Code of Laws mean; any place licensed to serve alcohol may now have bingo, casino nights and poker nights as long as they are for a charitable purpose? And, may holders of beer and wine permits have game promotions including contests, games of chance, or sweepstakes in which the elements of chance and prize are present and which comply with specified requirements contained in subsection 3 [of S.C. Code Section 61-4-580] as long as the game or sweepstakes does not use a “poker machine?”

Requested by: The Honorable Barry J. Barnette, Solicitor, Seventh Judicial Circuit

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August 17, 2011

Opinion concerning the “legality of a business plan involving a golf contest in which participants compete against one another during a given time period (e.g. 3 months) by attempting to place a shot closest to the hole (the ‘Golf Promotion’).”

Requested by: The Honorable James H. Harrison, Member, House of Representatives

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March 21, 2011

Opinion regarding Senate Bill 414, the Education Opportunity Act. Specifically, asking “whether the provision of scholarships and tax credits under S.414 violates Article XI, Section 4 of the South Carolina Constitution.”

Requested by: The Honorable Lawrence K. Grooms, Senator, District No. 37

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March 14, 2011

Opinion concerning the legality of the City of Columbia funding the burial of electrical utilities owned by Columbia College.

Requested by: Mr. Steven A. Gantt, City Manager, City of Columbia

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February 18, 2011

Opinion concerning a casino night event to be held in Aiken County.

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Requested by: W. Lawrence Brown, Esquire

November 19, 2010

Opinion regarding whether a contest more clearly explained on the website www.contestforchange.com would constitute a lottery under South Carolina law.

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Requested by: The Honorable Chip Campsen, Member, SC Senate

December 11, 2009

Opinion questioning whether it would constitute a dual office holding violation for an individual to simultaneously serve as Executive Director of the South Carolina Education Lottery and as a Chairperson of the Centers of Economic Excellence Review Board.
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Requested by: The Honorable H. Boyd Brown, Member, House of Representatives.

September 14, 2009

Opinion questioning regarding the impact joint resolution recently passed by the Legislature on previous legislation enabling Cherokee County School District 1 to issue bonds to fund specified improvements.
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Requested by: The Honorable Dennis Carroll Moss, Member, House of Representatives

June 5, 2009

Opinion regarding the legality of door prizes for charity functions.
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Requested by: The Honorable Bill Herbkersman, Member, House of Representatives

March 20, 2009

Opinion questioning whether a particular solicitation campaign associated with a charitable organization meets the consideration element of a lottery under South Carolina law.
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Requested by: The Honorable Mark Hammond, Secretary of State, State of South Carolina

February 6, 2009

Opinion as to “whether, pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 1-3-240,the Governor has the authority to Setoff Debt Collection Act (“the Act”), based upon its being considered a “quasi-governmental entity”.
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Requested by: The Honorable Kenneth A. BinghamHonorable , Majority Leader, House of Representatives

January 22, 2009

Opinion questioning, S.C. Code Ann. § 16-9-320 and various situations in which an individual could be charged with resisting arrest.

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Requested by: Michael D. Owens, Investigator/General Counsel, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office

October 28, 2008

Opinion regarding an economic development project Laurens County is considering funding.

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Requested by: A. Sandy Cruickshanks IV, Esquire

July 9, 2008

Opinion regarding the legality of a builder’s inventory being marketed and transferred through ticket sales on the internet giving buyers of the tickets a chance to win a home from the builder.

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Requested by: The Honorable Thad Viers, Member, SC House of Representatives

September 21, 2007

Opinion questioning whether a promotional program sponsored by WeSave Inc. would constitute a lottery under State law or would it be barred by any other State statute.

Requested by: The Honorable James H. Harrison, Member, House of Representatives

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January 26, 2007

Opinion concerning a charitable event being considered an illegal lottery in South Carolina.

Requested by: The Honorable Lawrence K. Grooms, Senator, District No. 37

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January 9, 2007

Opinion on recently enacted legislation establishing the South Carolina Child Development Education Pilot Program (“the Program”). Seeking guidance as to whether any state or federal law serve to limit religious content and/or expression with classrooms receiving state funding.

Requested by: Dan Wuori, South Carolina School Readiness Officer

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December 11, 2006

Opinion questioning whether or not a group called, Choose Children First, who joined other organizations for a voter registration drive with promises of cash prizes via lottery style drawings complies with state law.

Requested by: The Honorable Tracy R. Edge, Member, House of Representatives

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November 1, 2006

Opinion reviewing former opinion dated July 31, 2006 relating to a proposed promotion entitled “Chuck-A-Puck.”

Requested by: Charles E. Brown, Director of Investigations, South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office

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July 31, 2006

Opinion regarding a proposed promotion, Chuck –A-Puck, that the South Carolina Stingrays wish to conduct.

Requested by: Charles E. Brown, Director of Investigations, South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office

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July 19, 2006

Opinion requesting follow-up opinion to an opinion issued May 23, 2006.

Requested by: Robert C. Norwood, Chairman and J. Walter Brown, Sr., Member, Rock Hill School District Three Board of Trustees

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May 23, 2006

Opinion concerning the appropriation of surplus funds from the South Carolina Education Lottery.

Requested by: Robert C. Norwood, Chairman, Rock Hill School District Three Board of Trustees

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March 2, 2006

Opinion regarding the applicability of Act. XVII, § 8 of the South Carolina Constitution to those who play the State Lottery.

Requested by: The Honorable W. Greg Ryberg, Member, SC Senate

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February 2, 2006

Opinion concerning the legality of a plan by Dutch Fork High School to raise funds for the construction of an athletic field house.

Requested by: Carolyn Hatcher, Director, Charities Division, Secretary of State’s Office

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June 7, 2005

Opinion questioning the legality of a planned “Poker Run” which would be sponsored by the Beaufort Rotary Club.

Requested by: The Honorable Catherine C. Ceips, Member, House of Representatives

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May 4, 2005

Opinion questioning the legality of an event conducted at the Beaufort Water Festival described as “River Rally”.

Requested by: The Honorable Catherine Ceips, Member, House of Representatives

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April 29, 2005

Opinion referencing gaming machines (GT 2001 – GT 2004, Mega Touch, and Slingo Video Gaming Machines). Specifically, “[u]nder Section 12-21-2710, does the machines itself become illegal per se because of the illegal games?”

Requested by: Major Mark A. Keel, Chief of Staff, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

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October 7, 2004

Opinion concerning whether lottery proceeds may be used to restore partially some of the previous reductions in the budget of the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS).

Requested by: The Honorable Mark Sanford, Governor, State of South Carolina

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June 23, 2004

Opinion concerning raffles.

Requested by: The Honorable Becky D. Richardson, Member, House of Representatives

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April 16, 2004

Opinion concerning the 1993 Settlement between the State and the Catawba Indian Nation. Such questions asked were regarding: video poker devices, and the South Carolina Education Lottery.

Requested by: The Honorable Glenn F. McConnell, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee; The Honorable Herb Kirsh; The Honorable James H. Harrison; The Honorable Becky D. Richardson; The Honorable Bessie A. Moody-Lawrence; The Honorable J. Gary Simrill, Members, House of Representatives

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January 22, 2004

Opinion on the legality of poker tournaments in South Carolina.

Requested by The Honorable Luke A. Rankin, Member, South Carolina Senate.

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August 29, 2003

Opinion “as to the legality of tournaments based upon contests of skill, in whatever form, in which a prize, purse, or premium, usually in the form of cash, is offered to contestants who win or place highly in the tournament.”

Requested by: The Honorable Glenn F. McConnell, President Pro Tempore, S.C. Senate

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June 24, 2003

Opinion concerning administration of the South Carolina Centers of Economic Excellence Act (RCEE) and the matching funds requirement contained in the Act.

Requested by: Edward T. McMullen, Jr., Chairman, South Carolina Research Centers of Economic Excellence Review Board

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May 5, 2003

Opinion concerning the legality of a particular video game machine. Specifically, the coin-operated machine called “Match Play.”

Requested by: The Honorable James H. Merrill, Member, House of Representatives

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April 29, 2003

Opinion asking to review bill S. 203 (establishing the South Carolina Higher Education Equalization Program) for constitutionality. Specifically, whether S.203 could pass constitutional muster, particularly Article XI, § 4 of the South Carolina Constitution.

Requested by: The Honorable Darrell Jackson, Senator, District No. 21.

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January 7, 2003

Opinion asking “as to the legality of a certain provision of H. 4879 (The Budget Proviso Codification Bill) which relates to distribution of state lottery funds to private educational institutions.”

Requested by: The Honorable John Graham Altman, III, Member, House of Representatives

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October 28, 2002

Opinion requesting “…the opinion of the SC Attorney General on the maximum time limitation that a municipal court judge can impose conditions on suspended sentences.”

Requested by: The Honorable J. Todd Rutherford, Member, House of Representatives

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August 28, 2002

Opinion requesting that we “…investigate [a] particular

machine and issue an opinion as to whether or not the machine is legal.”

Requested by: The Honorable John M. Knotts, Jr., Senator, District No. 23

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August 28, 2002

Opinion asking to “…issue an opinion that would provide the criteria for determining if a machine was an illegal game of chance as prohibited under S.C. Code Ann. § 12-21-2710.” Also “…address the issue of legality of awarding merchandise to a contestant or player if a machine is determined to be a game of skill versus a game of chance.”

Requested by: The Honorable James H. Harrison, Chairman, Judiciary Committee, South Carolina House of Representatives

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April 2, 2002

Opinion concerning “…elected officials playing the lottery or gambling outside of the State of South Carolina.”

Requested by: The Honorable George Addison, Mayor, Town of Cottageville

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March 25, 2002

Opinion asking whether the General Assembly may, by statute, authorize South Carolina’s participation in multi-state lottery games.

Requested by: The Honorable Michael E. Easterday, Member, House of Representatives;  The Honorable Dwight A. Loftis, Member, House of Representatives;  The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Member, House of Representatives;  The Honorable Glenn L. Hamilton, Member, House of Representatives; The Honorable Lewis R. Vaughn, Member, House of Representatives

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March 8, 2002

Opinion concerning the legality of a particular vending/video machine with a promotional play feature. Specifically, “whether of not FREESPIN® and FREEDRAW® Collectors Card Vending Machines with their Promotion Free Spin/Free Draw Game Feature are legal to operate in South Carolina.”

Requested by: The Honorable John M. Knotts, Jr., Member, House of Representatives

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January 30, 2002

Opinion concerning a regulation governing the operation of the State Farmers Markets which has been promulgated by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.

Requested by: The Honorable D. Leslie Tindal, Commissioner, SC Department of Agriculture

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January 7, 2002

Opinion concerning Article XVII, Section 8 of the South Carolina Constitution and whether the scope of the term “office of honor, trust of profit” prohibits the governor, legislators, county and city council members, school board members, magistrates and judges from playing the lottery.

Requested by: The Honorable W. Greg Ryberg, Member, South Carolina Senate.

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September 7, 2001

Opinion on the legality of a game called “Lucky 7s” attached to Great American Pre-Paid Phone Cards.

Requested by The Honorable Harry C. Stille, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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August 2, 2001

Opinion concerning the legality of video poker redemption machines – “Racing machines” or “Cadillac Jack’s.”

Requested by: The Honorable Greg Gregory, Senator, District No. 16

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July 24, 2001

Opinion asking “whether a legislator who has served in the South Carolina General Assembly in 2001 may be employed as Executive Director of the South Carolina Lottery, an employment position created by the legislation that enacted the South Carolina Lottery in 2001.”

Requested by: The Honorable Glenn F. McConnell, President Pro Tempore, The Senate

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March 14, 2001

Opinion “regarding whether ‘Domino Pete’ or similar gaming devices would be prohibited by S.C. Code of laws, Section 12-21-2710…and can the machine be confiscated and destroyed as provided in S.C. Code of laws, Section 16-19-120.’’

Requested by: Robert M. Stewart, Chief, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

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January 8, 2001

Opinion regarding the legality of a new game which is cropping up in ‘Lil Cricket stores in the Upstate and in Horry County. The game “Touch Easy Keno” is being sold to customers in the form of either the option to purchase time on the Internet or to play the game.

Requested by: The Honorable Robert M. Stewart, Chief, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

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August 3, 2000

Opinion asking “if a South Carolina based company operates a game of chance, coin-operated device, or any other gaming device in a neighboring state, is it unlawful for another company to buy back the validated ticket or prizes from that player within the State of South Carolina?”

Requested by: The Honorable Andre Bauer, Senator, District No. 18

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June 5, 2000

Opinion inquiring as to the legality of awarding a cash prize to a voter whose name is drawn at random from a listing of all who vote at either a primary or general election.

Requested by: The Honorable James S. Klauber, Member, House of Representatives

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May 8, 2000

Opinion concerning the ban on video poker, which takes effect July 1, 2000.

Requested by: Robert M. Stewart, Chief, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

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May 21, 1999

Opinion on the legality of two games conducted by local organizations, which may constitute an illegal lottery.

Requested by: Chief Harold B. Johnson, Chief of Police, City of Sumter

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May 14, 1998

Opinion concerning so-called “cruises to nowhere.”

Requested by: The Honorable André Bauer, Member, House of Representatives

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February 18, 1998

Opinion asking “on House Bill 4408 which makes it an unfair or deceptive act to fail to honor a recipient’s request to cease mailing brochures, leaflets, flyers, etc. and to require direct mailers to include a clear and conspicuous statement explaining how to request the mailings stop.”

Requested by: Carmen M. Tevis, Staff Counsel, Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, South Carolina House of Representatives

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February 9, 1998

Opinion concerning a recent number of proposals requiring a statewide referendum on video poker and clarifying whether an idea allowing voters to decide whether poker payouts will be legal in South Carolina would be legally valid. Proponents of this idea will seek to enact a statute authorizing the holding of the statewide vote.

Requested by: The Honorable Michael E. Easterday, Member, House of Representatives

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December 4, 1997

Opinion asking whether it would be “permissible for the SCLEOA to conduct a raffle as a means of raising funds for our Association and under what guidelines must the raffle be conducted?”

Requested by: Marion H. Baker, Jr., President, South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association

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May 29, 1997

Opinion “seeking both clarification and guidance incident to the Lighthouse Charter School’s diligent efforts to achieve both the racial composition for the student body and to conduct a lottery as required by statute.”

Requested by: James P. Scheider, Jr., Esquire

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May 23, 1997

Opinion regarding raffles and “casino nights.”

Requested by: The Honorable Scott Beck, Member, House of Representatives

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April 16, 1997

Opinion asking whether so-called “scratch and win” cards, which are being distributed at convenience  stores throughout South Carolina [are] a lottery and thus illegal under South Carolina law.

Requested by: The Honorable John Drummond, President Pro Tempore, The Senate of South Carolina

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September 27, 1996

Opinion asking if a drawing to be held by a local flea market constitutes a lottery.

Requested by: The Honorable Joe Wilson, Senator, District No. 23

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January 11, 1996

Opinion regarding the so-called “scratch and win” card currently being offered throughout South Carolina, typically at local convenient stores. Specifically addressing the fact that some stores are charging money for the cards even though “no purchase necessary” is printed on them.

Requested by: Harold B. Johnson, Chief of Police, City of Sumter

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September 28, 1995

Opinion concerning the possibility of the operation of an illegal lottery in South Carolina.

Requested by: The Honorable Joe Wilson, Senator District 23

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September 5, 1995

Opinion  attempting to determine if the proposed putt –putt course and golf hole would constitute an illegal lottery, illegal gambling, or both.

Requested by: J. Gregory Hembree, Esquire

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October 26, 1994

Opinion regarding a business, Monte Carlo Productions, which would like to offer clients the opportunity to stage a casino theme party where guests would play typical casino games, but would not pay any fee.

Requested by: The Honorable Scott H. Richardson, Member, House of Representatives

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March 24, 1994

Opinion on the legality of a floating casino that contains over sixty video gambling devices.

Requested by The Honorable Greg Gregory, Member, South Carolina Senate.

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March 22, 1993

Opinion asking whether coin-operated video poker machines that have a free play feature, where the store owner disburses money and a player receives money, is a lottery under the State Constitution.

Requested by: The Honorable James H. Hodges, Chairman, Judiciary Committee, House of Representatives

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June 20, 1991

Opinion concerning whether giving away a lottery ticket from a state where lotteries are permitted pursuant to a random drawing at a bingo session in South Carolina is legal in this state.

Requested by: The Honorable Kenneth S. Corbett, Member, House of Representatives

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December 11, 1990

Opinion concerning the legality of paying off on a coin-operated poker machine.

Requested by: James A. Crumpton, Chief of Police, Gray Court Police Department

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October 29, 1990

Opinion concerning the “legality of a coin-operated device called ‘eight line’ that is presently being distributed in the State of South Carolina.”

Requested by: The Honorable John W. Tucker, Jr., Member, House of Representatives

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August 10, 1990

Opinion concerning a proposed golf tournament to be hosted by Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club, specifically, whether it violates any criminal or gambling statutes, including but not limited to Section 16-19-130 of the Code or any statutes regulating real estate or rules and regulations promulgated by the State Real Estate Commission.

Requested by: The Honorable Douglas L. Hinds, Senator, District No. 34

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December 12, 1989

Opinion concerning whether a proposed fundraising promotion would constitute a lottery.

Requested by: The Honorable W. Richard Lee, Senator, District No. 11

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July 11, 1989

Opinion concerning a particular situation involving a number of lottery magazines offered at newsstands for sale that contain advertisements for opportunities to play a lottery.

Requested by: The Honorable Holman C. Gossett, Jr., Solicitor, Seventh Judicial Circuit

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May 26, 1989

Opinion concerning “whether specific licensing fee amounts have to be set out in regulation or statute or can a board establish a range so that changes in fees can be made without submitting the change to the General Assembly for approval.”

Requested by: The Honorable Peden B. McLeod, Senator, District No. 45

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November 10, 1988

Opinion regarding the Cheraw Town Council considering an ordinance which would generally prohibit the operation of bingo games within the town limits of Cheraw.

Requested by: James A. Spruill, III, Attorney for Town of Cheraw

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August 20, 1987

Opinion concerning whether organizations presently holding bingo licenses are required to purchase new licenses as of September 1, 1987 or can they operate under their present licenses until they expire.

Requested by: The Honorable S. Hunter Howard, Jr., Chairman, South Carolina Tax Commission; The Honorable John M. Rucker, Commissioner, South Carolina Tax Commission; The Honorable A. Crawford Clarkson, Jr., Commissioner, South Carolina Tax Commission

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December 1, 1986

Opinion concerning whether South Carolina’s Constitution contains an express prohibition against horse racing and parimutuel betting.

Requested by: The Honorable Ryan C. Shealy, Senate District # 24

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March 24, 1986

Opinion concerning whether a proposed golf tournament would constitute a lottery.

Requested by: J. P. Strom, Chief, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

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April 13, 1984

Opinion on whether the manufacturers’ council of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Monte Carlo Night’ is illegal.

Requested by The Honorable Jean H. Toal, House of Representatives.

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June 2, 1983

Opinion regarding raffles by charitable organizations.

Requested by The Honorable John Drummond, Member, South Carolina Senate.

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March 30, 1983

Opinion on whether or not a public official, indicted in Clarendon County for certain lottery offenses, may be removed from office by the Governor pursuant to Article VI, § 9 of the South Carolina Constitution.

Requested by The Honorable Richard W. Riley, Governor, South Carolina.

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March 28, 1983

Opinion on whether the Clarendon County Board of Education can suspend a school trustee who has been indicted on various lottery related charge.

Requested by The Honorable Alex Harvin, III, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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March 18, 1983

Opinion regarding whether or not a public official may be suspended from office by the Governor under Article VI, § 8 of the Constitution of South Carolina, when that official has been indicted by a grand jury for (1) setting up a lottery; (2) selling lottery tickets; and (3) engaging in a criminal conspiracy to set up and operate a lottery.

Requested by Honorable Richard W. Riley, Governor, South Carolina.

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January 27, 1983

Opinion on whether the chairman of the Clarendon County School District 1 board of trustees can be suspended or removed from his position when arrested on charges which include operating a lottery, conspiracy, marijuana sales and illegal liquor sales.

Requested by The Honorable Alex Harvin, III, Majority Leader, House of Representatives.

 

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March 30, 1982

Opinion concerning the legality of raffling real estate for charitable, as well as non-charitable, purposes.

Requested by: Mr. Eric W. Pantsari, Director, Public Charities, Department of the State of SC, Securities Division.

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January 29, 1982

Opinion as to whether the game of bingo may be advertised in the newspapers. It would appear that under certain circumstances it may.

Requested by: The Honorable John C. Land, III

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December 28, 1981

Opinion on whether a promotional contest in which the public is invited to participate at no charge is in violation of the lottery statutes of this State.

Requested by The Honorable Charles E. Hodges, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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October 13, 1981

Opinion on whether a lottery may be conducted involving a parcel of land whereby all money received above a certain amount from the sale of lottery tickets would go to the Clarendon County Council on Aging, a private, non-profit charitable organization.

Requested by Mr. Harry R. Bryan, Director, South Carolina Commission on Aging.

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May 22, 1981

Opinion on legality of ‘paying off’ or refunding a player for accrued games on a pinball machine.

Requested by Mr. T. H. Dawson, Captain, Special Investigations Division, Charleston County Police Department.

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September 26, 1980

Opinion on gambling (§ 61-9-410(3) of the Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), as amended).

Requested by Mr. James H. Harrison, Legal Counsel, South Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.

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August 13, 1980

Opinion on whether the operation of raffles, lotteries, turkey shoots and similar fund raising efforts by charitable organizations fall in the same category as bingo games.

Requested by Reverend Leon E. Thompson, Minister, Midland Park United Methodist Church.

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August 12, 1980

Opinion on the legality of a game called “liars poker” (South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, Section 16-19-10, et seq.).

Requested by Mr. William Carter, Investigator, Columbia Police Department.

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April 23, 1980

Opinion on legality of Bingo being conducted at county recreation centers.

Requested by Mr. John W. Sellers, Director of Recreation, Irmo-Chapin Parks & Recreation Commission.

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April 9, 1980

Opinion on Bingo.

Requested by The Honorable Robert H. Orr, Jr., Sheriff, Chester County.

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February 5, 1980

Opinion on whether a particular “slot machine” is an unlawful gambling device.

Requested by the Honorable Nicholas P. Sipe, Executive Director, South Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.

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December 21, 1978

Opinion on 60 STAT. Act No. ___ (R417, H3508), 1978.

Requested by Thomas O. Lawton, Jr., Esquire, Lawton, Myrick & Detrick, Allendale.

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December 5, 1978

Opinion on vice activities, Myrtle Beach (Section 52-15-10 of the 1976 Codes of Laws of South Carolina).

Requested by The Honorable J.P. Strom, Chief, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

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November 17, 1978

Opinion on gambling, vending machines.

Requested by Nicholas P. Sipe, Esquire, Legal Counsel, Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.

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October 11, 1978

Opinion on vice activities (Section 52-15-10 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina).

Requested by J.P. Strom, Chief, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

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September 12, 1978

Opinion on indecent exposure and gambling (Sections 16-15-130, 16-19-10, et seq., Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976).

Requested by The Honorable C.A. Shealy, Jr., Mayor, City of Newberry.

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May 23, 1978

Opinion on pinball machines.

Requested by Col. J.L. Altman, Jr., Chief of Police, City of Beaufort.

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March 17, 1978

Opinion on lotteries (Article 17, Section 7 of the South Constitution, Section 16-19-10 et seq. of the Code of Laws of South Carolina).

Requested by The Honorable John H. Cook, Chief of Police, Orangeburg.

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April 25, 1977

Opinion on gambling (awarding prizes for a hole-in-one competition on a mini golf course).

Requested by Mr. Louis Berman, Spartanburg.

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April 13, 1977

Opinion on whether a raffle where the general public purchases one dollar tickets for a chance to win a cow worth $350, or the monetary equivalent, violate the laws of South Carolina.

Requested by Mr. William L. Pyatt, Associate Director, Human and Support Services-Head Start Program.

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February 3, 1977

Opinion on the legality of conducting the game of bingo for residents of Lexington County over the age of sixty.

Requested by Ms. Diana B. Jones, Counselor, Lexington Office Council on Aging.

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November 4, 1976

Opinion on the legalities of playing bingo at a senior citizens center.

Requested by Ms. Geraldine M. Coyle, Director, Senior Citizens Center, West Columbia.

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October 20, 1975

Opinion on amendment of Section 5-11 of the South Carolina code of Laws.

Requested by Mr. William Abernathy, Executive Director, State Agricultural and Mechanical Fair Association.

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August 12, 1975

Opinion on lotteries (South Carolina Constitution, Article SVII, Section 7).

 

Requested by Mr. Albert Raymond, Secretary and Legal Counsel, Government du Quebec.

 

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July 21, 1975

Opinion on whether the open mess programs on Charleston Air Force Base can permit the playing of bingo (Article XVII, Section 7 of the South Carolina State Constitution).

 

Requested by The Honorable Wheeler M. Tillman, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

 

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June 26, 1975

Opinion on the legality of a proposed scheme for the disposition of a certain parcel of land (Sections 16-501, -502, Code of Laws of South Carolina).

Requested by Mr. Fred M. Davis.

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April 9, 1975

Opinion on the game of Bingo.

Requested by Mr. Delbert R. Lister, Lancaster.

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March 17, 1975

Opinion on raffles (1972 Op. A.G. 262).

Requested by Mr. Raymond W. Paul, Executive Director, South Carolina Service Station Dealers Association, Inc.

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January 24, 1975

Opinion on the legality of various proposed lotteries in respect to the new constitutional amendment allowing the playing of bingo under certain circumstances.

Requested by Mr. John Beals, Director of Planning, Research, and Public Information.

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