Georgia Won’t Gamble this Year on Sports Betting, Casinos

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ECONOMY & BUSINESS
POLITICS & POLICY
TAXES,MONEY & GOVERNMENT
6 min read
57 words
Beau Evans
Apr 13, 2022
Key Points
  • State lawmakers took a pass on legalizing sports betting and casinos for another year in Georgia.
  • Backers say taxing sports betting and casinos could raise hundreds of millions of dollars for local preschools and college scholarships.
  • Opponents worry about addiction issues and economic hardships for low-income gamblers.
The Gist Once again, Georgia lawmakers won’t roll the dice this year on legalizing more kinds of gambling like sports betting and casinos, leaving potentially hundreds of millions of dollars on the table for preschools, college scholarships and low-income students. What’s Happening After almost a decade of false starts, this was supposed to be the ...

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