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Casinos Still Illegal in Georgia

A nascent effort to legalize casino gambling in the state of Georgia fell short of the necessary legislative support.
February 28, 2017, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Legislation that would have allowed casino gambling in Georgia is dead for the year," reports Aaron Gould Sheinin.

Sen. Brandon Beach (R-Alpharetta) sponsored the bill, Senate Bill 79, which failed to garner enough support to move past the Georgia State Senate's Regulated Industries Committee. The bill would have allowed six casinos and a horse-racing track in the state.

Despite the failure of Senate Bill 79, Senator Beach promised that he would renew his effort to legalize gambling in the state in 2018.

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Published on Monday, February 27, 2017 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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