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Governor Hopeful Joe Cunningham Wants SC to Legalize Sports Betting

Days before bettors place their final wagers on the Super Bowl, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham is making a pitch to allow sports gambling in South Carolina.

Cunningham on Thursday called for South Carolina to legalize sports betting at brick-and-mortar locations, online and on mobile apps, a move he estimated could bring in about $40 million a year to the state in new revenue.

“This is about freedom, this is about personal liberty,” said Cunningham, a former South Carolina congressman for the 1st District. “We don’t need government telling you whether you could bet on tonight’s NBA game or Sunday’s Super Bowl.” {...}