Casino boats may be delayed in North Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Casino boats may not be sailing from North Charleston this fall as expected.

Charleston businessman Hank Hofford tells The Post and Courier of Charleston that his private group is having trouble arranging the millions in financing needed to launch the boats.

The boats were approved to sail from the North Charleston waterfront by city council last fall. They are expected to mean about $700,000 a year for the city.

The only other town in South Carolina where casino boats operate is Little River, north of Myrtle Beach at the North Carolina state line.

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