If a casinos bill is approved by the State’s government, it will bring at least 10,000 jobs and US$2 billion of investment.
US.- Casinos legislation in Atlanta, Georgia State’s Capital City, will take a long time before seeing the green light, as Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle said in an interview with 11Alive News. The Republican candidate for governor in 2018 is willing to legalise, if voters agree, horse racing and parimutuel betting in 2016 anyway.
“I do think it’s going to be a longer process and there is a place where casinos might be very beneficial. But with that being said, it’s going to take a lot more time to craft something that I think will be amenable to the General Assembly,” expressed Cagle.
His current political power can decide legislative process in the Senate, but the State is not considering casino operators now, even though it can be helpful to raise funds for HOPE scholarships. While economic growth due to gaming and tourism should be taken into account too.
“I certainly don’t feel there’s a rush to bring casinos to Georgia. These are issues that need to be vetted very, very carefully. And typically when you do it in haste, you don’t always get the product that you’re looking for,” concluded the Lieutenant Governor.