Columbus waits for a casino

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The City Council voted in favor of allowing voters to decide the future of casino gambling.

An entrepreneur announced that he would likely bring a casino to south Columbus if the state legalises gaming.

US.- Robert Wright Jr, Columbus entrepreneur said that he’s planning on building a US$200 million resort casino to the south of the city if Georgia legalises the gaming activity. Wright will ask the Columbus Council to pass a referendum to support the legislation.

The referendum has to pass the General Assembly, where supports had a rough time If the referendum gets passed, the legislation to legalise casino gambling would be up to a statewide vote in Georgia. “Basically, all we are asking them to do is give the people the right to vote. That is all this resolution is about is to give people the right to vote,” Wright said.

“If this all passes, I intend on putting a $200 million casino resort in south Columbus. I would like to see that investment in south Columbus. I am working to create 500 to 1,000 new jobs,” the entrepreneur added. Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, said that the referendum speaks for itself, and that they’re requesting the legislative delegation to introduce or support the legislation in order to authorise the referendum to allow Georgia citizens to vote.