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Georgia Sports Betting Legislation Racing The Clock After Committee Vote

Georgia sports betting is another step closer to reality as the session nears a close. The Georgia House Economic Development and Tourism Committee passed both Senate Resolution 135 and Senate Bill 142 on Tuesday. The two pieces of legislation aim to legalize sports betting in Georgia. The legislation now moves to the House Rules Committee. The […] Read More
Posted on: March 24, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
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How Voting Rights Could Affect Georgia Sports Betting Hopes In 2021

Constitutional arguments and state politics are throwing the chances of legalizing sports betting in Georgia this year into doubt. HB 86 is in a political stalemate with House Democrats withholding support of the bill because of Republican efforts to reduce access to voting, according to the Associated Press. The Democrats might be the minority party […] Read More
Posted on: February 26, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
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Senate Committee Debates Georgia Sports Betting Bill Constitutionality

This year’s first Senate hearing on sports betting in Georgia brought out the usual voices speaking against a gambling-related issue. Sen. Jeff Mullis introduced SB 142, which would legalize GA sports betting through the lottery, to the Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee Thursday. Many in the room were familiar with sports betting proposals. The committee […] Read More
Posted on: February 22, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
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Mobile-Only Georgia Sports Betting Proposal Passes House Committee

A sports betting proposal that would license at least six sportsbooks in Georgia hopped its first hurdle Tuesday. The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee passed HB 86, though that wasn’t a huge surprise. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Ron Stephens, the committee chair, and has significant backers behind it. Stephens said the legislation […] Read More
Posted on: February 4, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
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