Two identical Atlanta casino bills have actually been introduced to both chambers associated with the state’s General Assembly, and gambling companies over the country are readying for the legislative fight by hiring high-profile lobbyists.
It’s tough to find fertile regions that are non-gaming the US, especially in major metropolises. An Atlanta casino bill seeks to bring gambling that is land-based Georgia, much to the delight of billionaire Tilman Fertitta.
The most name that is recent join the push for casinos in Georgia is former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. The Republican who served two terms leading The Magnolia State has filed lobbyist documents in Atlanta to represent the passions of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts.
Barbour joining the discussion is important because of his long friendship with current Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R). State lawmakers have been pressing to legalize gambling that is commercial Georgia for over a 12 months so as to increase tax revenue.
Deal has opposed such legislation in the last, but recently hinted he would be open for a discussion should the casino law mandate that most the profits help education, while the impact wouldn’t directly hurt their state’s lottery system.
Though Georgia does not currently have land-based tribal or commercial gambling, nor pari-mutuel wagering, the Peach State sold $4.556 billion worth of lottery seats in (more…)