Casinos Still Illegal in Georgia
"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.