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Tribe: Existing SC law allows reservation gambling

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South Carolina's only federally recognized tribe says current state law allows them to have a reservation casino -- even though video gambling is banned elsewhere in the state.

Attorneys for the Catawba Indian Nation told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday that a 2005 state law that allows gambling cruises to leave from the state's ports means South Carolina should allow the tribe to offer the same games at a new gambling hall on its York County reservation.

State prosecutors say that same law notes that gambling cannot begin until boats reach international waters and specifically prohibits any casino-like gambling in areas controlled by South Carolina.

The justices will issue their ruling later.

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