Georgia pros and cons ready for another gambling fight at statehouse

Georgia pros and cons ready for another gambling fight at statehouse

The Georgia House of Representatives will convene on January 9 for the first legislative day of the New Year and after lawmakers failed to bring casino legislation to the House floor for a vote by a key deadline last year, supporters...
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Committee vote on Georgia casino bill cancelled

Committee vote on Georgia casino bill cancelled

Senate Bill 79 was set to be voted upon in the Regulated Industries Committee Thursday but that vote was cancelled suddenly, leaving the casino legislation at a standstill, at least for now. The bill, authored by Senator Brandon Beach, would...
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Georgia Legislature to meet today with casino gambling discussion likely to be relaunched

Georgia Legislature to meet today with casino gambling discussion likely to be relaunched

In 2016, the discussion became serious for the state of Georgia to begin offering Las Vegas style casino gaming. It is likely that these talks will begin again as Legislature reconvenes today. State Senator Brandon Beach had been a big...
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Augusta lawmakers open to casino gaming

Augusta lawmakers open to casino gaming

Casino gaming has been a hot topic in the state of Georgia as of late and Augusta is currently being considered as a location if the option becomes legal. In the state, casino gambling is not allowed and legislation would...
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Augusta commissioners on board with casino gambling in Georgia

Augusta commissioners on board with casino gambling in Georgia

Proponents for bringing casino gambling to Georgia just added another ally as Augusta has joined the growing number of cities and counties on board with lobbying efforts to amend the state constitution to legalize casinos. According to WALB News Fox...
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Proponents of casino gaming and pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia join forces

Proponents of casino gaming and pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia join forces

2017 may be the year that the state of Georgia finally legalizes casino gaming and pari-mutuel racing. Proponents of both activities are now working together in the hopes of pushing legislation into reality. The Georgia Horse Racing Coalition has been...
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Georgia legislators set to introduce revamped casino legalization measure

Georgia legislators set to introduce revamped casino legalization measure

In Georgia, the long-running debate as to whether the southern American state should legalize casinos is reportedly set to heat up next week with pro-gambling lawmakers expected to introduce re-tooled legislation. According to a report from local television br...
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New casino legislation expected to be introduced in Georgia this week

New casino legislation expected to be introduced in Georgia this week

Efforts to legalize casinos are moving forward in the Georgia state Legislature, as a compromise of sorts that would bring “destination resorts” to two major cities in the state has been confirmed by state Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta, according to...
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Georgia casino gambling bill to be presented today; Lobby power grows

Georgia casino gambling bill to be presented today; Lobby power grows

At one o’clock today, Senator Brandon Beach will be presenting Senate Bill 79 to the Senate Regulated Industries Committee, in the hopes that the state of Georgia will become more open to the idea of casino gaming. There is no...
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Georgia legislators still contemplating casino gaming

Georgia legislators still contemplating casino gaming

Casino gambling has been on the mind of legislators in the state of Georgia for some time now. Even though efforts are stalled for this year, the option will most likely be up for discussion in 2017. Lawmakers are discussing...
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Georgia casino legislation gets Friday committee hearing

Georgia casino legislation gets Friday committee hearing

In the state of Georgia, proposed legislation that could see voters asked to permit the licensing of up to two resort casinos has reportedly been given a hearing later today before the Georgia House Of Representatives’ Regulated Industries Committee. Accordi...
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