With a Facebook post, Gov. Haley douses idea of Hardeeville casino

Remember the talk of 2,250 jobs coming from an Indian casino and resort in Hardeeville? Well, Governor Nikki Haley made her position on the proposed casino very clear with a Facebook post.

"We have had inquiries about the possibility of a Catawba casino going into the Low Country, specifically the Bluffton region", Haley wrote. "I will not sign or support a casino in that area or anywhere else in South Carolina. We are focused on bringing manufacturing and industry to every part of the state."

What has followed was a flurry of comments from a range of perspectives both for and against the statement. Since FITS News gave us a heads up on the Facebook post, we'll point you to their Op-Ed piece on the Education Lottery system.

Some comments on the post agree with the FITS News position that the South Carolina Education Lottery is nothing more than a government monopoly on gambling. Others asked how casinos are different than bingo parlors. What do you think?

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