Another push for expanding gambling is underway in Georgia

Georgia state Rep. Ron Stephens wants to see the state offer casino and other types of gambling in order to fund college scholarships. He’s pushing for a referendum that would essentially let Should Georgia voters legalize gambling, legislators expect plenty of action from local government officials and private developers interested in locating horse tracks or casino resorts in their The push to legalize casino gaming in Georgia could be renewed in the coming legislative session. This time, though, backers are aiming to put the fate of the question in the hands of Georgia voters. Gambling supporters think 2020 is the year Georgia lawmakers will get behind the idea that expanding gambling will increase state revenue. The road to Georgia’s gambling industry opened on Monday when the Georgia House Regulated Industries Committee voted 13-3 in favor of the Senate Resolution 841. This measure would allow Georgia state residents to amend the constitution of their state and allow casino gambling, sports betting, and parimutuel wagering. The resolution will first have to receive a two-thirds majority vote in A "world-class resort casino" could be in Richmond's future but whether or not one is built in the city will be left up to a voters. Residents will not be asked to vote until after the city The proposed casino and the main resort would boast 700 rooms, an 85,000-square-foot casino gaming floor, 75,000-square-feet of convention space, and a 400-unit timeshare. The complex could pull in new visitors for conventions, sporting events, concerts. The Georgia Legislature first must approve a Constitutional Amendment with two-thirds of the lawmakers, which then would need to be approved That law requires Richmond to select a preferred operator and location before having the courts create a casino referendum, which is the reason for the survey, RFQ/P document and competitive process. So far, two potential operators have shown interest in submitting a bid for a casino project in Richmond: Colonial Downs Group and the Pamunkey Indian Tribe. “We’re definitely excited about Georgia Voters Could Face Casino Ballot Referendum in November, as House Committee Advances Resolution. Posted on: June 23, 2020, 11:10h. Last updated on: July 6 Casino Ballot Referendum Could be Coming to Georgia Georgia has extremely restrictive laws when it comes to the gaming industry, but that could soon change. Lawmakers are hoping to get a bill passed that would put a question of casino gambling on the ballots in November. Even though 2020 is a Presidential election year, many residents in Georgia will be faced with an even tougher decision

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