Georgia seeks to introduce gambling

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Georgia looks to legalise gambling. (Credits: gatehousenews.com)

In addition to an effort to legalise the casino and lottery business, another push continues to develop in order to approve sports betting.

US.- 2019 could be a breakout year for the gambling industry in the US, specially thanks to sports betting. Georgia is just yet another state among dozens looking to regulate the segment but is one of the most recent administrations to move forward with the discussion, while it also looks into casino and lottery legalisation.

A few days ago, House Resolution 380 was introduced in the House of Representatives in order to take the first step to get sports betting up and running. Should it ultimately succeed, it would lead to a vote and let Georgians decide whether they want to amend the state constitution to allow lawmakers to draft sports betting legislation.

HR 380 is sponsored by a bipartisan group of six representatives and states: “Proposing an amendment to the Constitution so as to authorize the General Assembly to provide by law for sports betting; to provide for the disposition of licensing and taxation revenues from such activities; to provide for related matters; to provide for the submission of this amendment for ratification or rejection; and for other purposes.”

Casinos and lottery

In addition to the sports betting proposal, representative Ron Stephen is pushing another bill, designed to put a question on a ballot and also let voters decide if they want casinos and lottery in the state.

“The ballot question will be an all or none, either you’re going to have the lottery as it is today and the potential for a destination resort, or none at all,” Rep. Stephens explained to FOX 5. “If your argument is you’re against gambling, I got your bill. If you’re for it, I’ve got your bill. Let the folks decide,” he added.

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