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Another casino cruise proposed for South Carolina

27 October 2006

SOUTH CAROLINA – As reported by the Myrtle Beach Sun News: "A Florida man said this week he wants to open a new gambling cruise in Horry County.

"David Hunt of Sea-Quest Cruises, who first approached the county last month, said Wednesday he will soon request another meeting with county staff to discuss his options.

"…It could be the county's - and South Carolina's - third casino boat, and that has ruffled political feathers.

"County Council Chairwoman Liz Gilland called news of Hunt's interest 'bogus' earlier this week when Little River Councilman Harold Worley used the news to press for a tax on the casino boat industry.

"…Hunt approached Worley and County Attorney John Weaver just before a crucial vote on regulating casino boats during a Sept. 19 council meeting.

"…Hunt said he may be willing to open his books and pay the taxes if it's required…"

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