South Carolina's centuries-old gambling laws would be revised to legalize charity raffles and friendly poker games in residents' homes under legislation given tentative approval Tuesday.

A House subcommittee advanced the proposals 4-1, with legislators saying it's time to fix the 1802 anti-gambling laws enforced haphazardly.

The proposals would allow in-house social gambling and let state-certified nonprofits raise money by selling raffle tickets up to four times yearly, as long as 90 percent of the money goes to charity.