Video Poker 2.0? South Carolina sees spread of new computer gaming machines

Seated in front of a colorfully lit desktop computer playing “Shamrock,” hair stylist Constance Washington says her dream is to hit it big.

But like most pay-to-play games, things haven’t gone so well. Of the 1,000 hours she has spent inside a recently opened arcade on McMillan Avenue in North Charleston, hitting a touch screen over and over, Washington estimates that she is down about $300.

“I’m a gambler,” she admits. “I’m not going to lie to you.”

Read it all from the front page of yesterday’s local paper.


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