(7) "Lottery", "lotteries", " lottery game", or "lottery games" means a game of chance approved by the General Assembly and operated pursuant to this chapter including, but not limited to, the lottery game categories of instant tickets, on-line lottery games and drawing numbers but excluding keno, pari- mutuel betting, and casino gambling as defined in this section.
The operation of the lottery games excludes machines and lottery games, including video poker lottery games, prohibited by Sections , 16-19-40, and 16-19-50.
(J) Action may be taken and motions and resolutions adopted by the board at a board meeting by affirmative vote of a majority of present and voting board members.
This subsection does not relieve the board from the requirements of the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act. (A) The commission has all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this chapter which are not in conflict with the Constitution and laws of this State and which generally are exercised by commissions engaged in entrepreneurial pursuits on behalf of the State including, but not limited to, the powers to: (1) sue and be sued in contract and in tort and to complain and defend in all courts; (2) adopt and alter a corporate seal and symbol; (3) promulgate regulations pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act and adopt policies and procedures for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business; to elect and prescribe the duties of officers and employees of the commission; and to perform other matters as the commission may determine; (4) procure or to provide self-insurance; (5) hold copyrights, trademarks, and service marks and enforce its rights with respect to them; (6) organize, initiate, supervise, and administer the operation of the lottery as provided by this chapter and regulations promulgated relating to the categories of lottery games and the conduct of the games pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act and to this chapter; (7) enter into written agreements with one or more other states or sovereigns for the operation, participation in marketing, and promotion of a joint lottery or joint lottery games, subject to the Administrative Procedures Act and this chapter; but such marketing and promotion is subject to the restrictions on advertising and promotion provided in item (18) of this section; (8) conduct necessary or appropriate market research, which may include an analysis of the demographic characteristics of the players of the lottery game and an analysis of advertising, promotion, public relations, incentives, and other aspects of communication; (9) acquire or lease real property and make improvements on it and acquire by lease or by purchase personal property including, but not limited to, computers; mechanical, electronic, and on-line equipment and terminals; and intangible property including, but not limited to, computer programs, systems, and software.
(F) A member of the board may receive per diem, subsistence, and mileage at the rate provided by law for members of state boards, committees, and commissions.