Introduction to South Carolina Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2020
South Carolina slot machine casino gambling consists of two gambling boats offering short day trips to international waters. South Carolina has no land-based casinos.
This post continues my weekly State-By-State Slot Machine Casino Gambling Series, an online resource dedicated to guiding slot machine casino gambler to success. Now in its third year, each weekly post reviews slots gambling in a single U.S. state, territory, or federal district.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in South Carolina*
The minimum legal gambling age in South Carolina depends upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: Not available
- Poker Rooms: Not available
- Bingo: 18
- Lottery: 18
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: Not available
Land-based casino gambling is illegal in South Carolina. Gaming boats docked in South Carolina must sail to international waters before gambling can commence.
The minimum legal gambling age for onboard cruise ship casinos in South Carolina is 21.
*The purpose of this section is to inform the public of state gambling laws and how the laws might apply to various forms of gaming. It is not legal advice.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in South Carolina
It is illegal to own any slot machine privately in the state of South Carolina.
Gaming Control Board in South Carolina
There is no gaming control board in South Carolina. With regards to gaming, South Carolina is the most restrictive state after Utah and Hawaii.
With a state-approved license, bingo exists for non-profit organizations under certain restrictions. South Carolina also offers a state lottery.
Casinos in South Carolina
There are no land-based casinos in South Carolina.
Two casino boats exist with onboard casinos, providing five-hour gambling trips to international waters. Also available are cruise ships to international destinations.
Commercial Casinos in South Carolina
Day trips to international waters are available from two luxury yachts operated by The Big “M” Casino in Little River, not far from Myrtle Beach. The boats cruise year-round.
With onboard casinos, Carnival Cruise Lines has multi-day cruises to various international destinations out of Carnival Cruise Port in Charleston.
Tribal Casinos in South Carolina
South Carolina has no tribal casinos. The Catawba Tribe of South Carolina is the only federally-recognized American Indian tribe but has not negotiated a tribal-state gaming compact.
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying South Carolina slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state. Bordering South Carolina is:
Each of the links above will take you to my blog for that neighboring U.S. state to South Carolina.
Our South Carolina Slots Facebook Group
Are you interested in sharing and learning with other slots enthusiasts in South Carolina? If so, join our new South Carolina slots community on Facebook. All you’ll need is a Facebook profile to join this closed Facebook Group freely.
There, you’ll be able to privately share your slots experiences as well as chat with players about slots gambling in South Carolina. Join us!
Payout Returns in South Carolina
Slot machine gambling is illegal in South Carolina, so theoretical payout limits and nonexistent and return statistics are unavailable.
Summary of South Carolina Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2020
South Carolina slot machine casino gambling consists of luxury yacht day trips and multi-day cruise ships to international destinations with onboard casinos.
There are no land-based casinos in South Carolina. Otherwise, bingo and the state lottery are available.
Annual Progress in South Carolina Slot Machine Casino Gambling
In the last year, there has been little to no change in the slots gaming industry of South Carolina.
Other State-By-State Articles from Professor Slots
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