American betting giant FanDuel has announced plans to spend $15 million to open an office in the Atlanta area while hiring 900 people to staff the spot.
The company is one of the largest combined online casino and sportsbetting operators in the American market. It currently has operations in 10 regulated states, although Georgia isn't among them. The Peach State's lawmakers turned down a bill that would regulate sportsbetting, and it doesn't appear that there's enough traction to continue pursuing the activity right now.
In addition to the headquarters, FanDuel indicated that they're going to be working with colleges within the state to offer courses to train and recruit new personnel.
Speaking about the development FanDuel VP Chris Jones said, "We want to bring the excitement of our product to Georgia residents when and if the Legislature decides to take that up. And we'll support that if they do. But we feel Atlanta is best for our long-term growth. We didn't approach this with the mindset that moving here begets legislation."