House Member Speaks Out On Video Poker Ban
Support is building in the state House to outlaw video poker. A top lieutenant to Speaker Jim Black said Tuesday that a change is coming after several years in which the House has rejected making the games illegal and instead chosen tighter regulations. Rep. Pryor Gibson of Anson County said House leaders are considering several options, including whether to phase out the games so machine owners and convenience stores can prepare for the lost revenue.
Black has refused to go along, saying video poker is a legal industry that has generated thousands of jobs for the state.