Georgia Fails to Legalize Sportsbetting

The state of Georgia has once again failed to legalize and regulate sportsbetting within its borders, as state lawmakers failed to get two bills through the House by the end of the legislative session.

There were two sportsbetting bills that got through the state Senate, but failed to get through the House. Lawmakers in the House did get it out of the Higher Education Committee, but the Rules Committee decided against considering either bill. As such, the state will not get legalized sportsbetting this year, which marks the fourth failed attempt at legalizing the activity.

Regarding the failure, gaming consultant Brendan Bussmann told betting publication iGB: "While this was one of the closer attempts of Georgia getting a constitutional amendment done, the actual vote total won't be known unless you bring all the liars to the table. It's unfortunate that some legislators trust the voters to vote them back into office but do not trust them to have that same opportunity at the ballot box to allow this additional form of entertainment at the Peach State."

It's currently unknown whether or not sportsbetting legislation will be attempted in the next session, which will kick off in January 2025 and run until March 31st of the same year.

Source: iGB

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
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.

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