It seemed impossible, but a legalization to allow legalized sports wagering on horse racing in traditional South Carolina sponsored by Democrat Russell Ott passed the Republican-majority House of Representatives.

Bipartisan alliance:

Russell Ott has managed to form a rare bipartisan union that would permit wagering on horse racing on a smartphone app.

The House’s 56-46 vote on Wednesday was something of a surprise in a state that has long been anti-gambling.

In this regard, Ott said on Thursday: “It was a longshot for sure.”