Two identical Atlanta casino bills have been introduced to both chambers regarding the state’s General Assembly, and gambling organizations across the country are readying for the fight that is legislative hiring high-profile lobbyists.
It is tough to find fertile non-gaming areas in the United States, especially in major metropolises. An Atlanta casino bill seeks to create gambling that is land-based Georgia, much towards the delight of billionaire Tilman Fertitta.
Probably the most recent name to 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 interests of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts.
Barbour joining the discussion is essential as a result of his friendship that is long with Georgia Governor Nathan contract (R). State lawmakers have been pressing to legalize gambling that is commercial Georgia for more than a year in an effort to increase tax revenue.
Deal has opposed legislation that is such days gone by, but recently hinted he’d be open for a discussion should the casino law mandate that most the proceeds support education, and also the impact wouldn’t directly hurt hawaii’s lottery system.
The Peach State sold $4.556 billion worth of lottery tickets in 2016 though Georgia doesn’t currently have land-based tribal or commercial Continue reading