Legalized Gambling Georgia Not Coming This Year

This story was published more than 4 years ago.

The state government of Georgia will not be passing any legislation to regulate gambling within the state after a deadline for the introduction of bills passed.

The deadline was the end of the current state congressional session, which ended on March 13th. An amendment for the legalization of casino gambling wasn't even introduced during Crossover Day, as other measures took priority. Despite the lack of an introduction, there was extensive proposals for a bill that would have possibly introduced sportsbetting within the Peach State's borders.

One bill that would have legalized casinos, sportsbetting, and horse racing was supposed to be heard, but it was never even called.

It appears that various operators were going to be applying for a license if sportsbetting was approved, and it was thought that $15 million in tax revenues would have been generated.

The next possibility to legalize betting will come in 2021, as the current legislative session is closing up for the year.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.