The City of North Charleston considers casino boats as another way to draw in more tourists. Bringing in casino boats to the City of North Charleston would be a jack-pot for the city, according to councilman Ed Astle.
“It’s just a boat with a bunch of gambling stuff, and I think we are gonna go for it. It’s just another source of revenue for the city,” says Astle.
Mayor Keith Summey is for the boats, and if he has his way, North Charleston could see casino boats on its harbor by the end of December.
Although Charleston is already a port for cruises, that feature gambling, Astle says the casinos currently do not open until they’re out of the city’s jurisdiction.
“You’re considered in international waters at three miles out for something like this. When it comes to gambling, three miles out,” says Astle.
Astle says it’s not up to the city to bring gambling to the land.
“It makes more logic to go with something to go on the land, but until the state legislature gets their act together, it’ll never happen,” says Astle.
In the next coming weeks, Mayor Summey plans to create a proposal for council to consider explaining how the casino boats would operate.