Georgia Sports Betting: Sadly for Georgia residents, legal sports betting was not approved this year in their home state. The state House of Representatives adjourned early on Thursday without voting on a pair of Senate bills that would have started the process to bring sports betting to Georgia.
The legislature could consider sports betting again when they come together again in January 2022. An amendment to allow sports betting in Georgia was approved by Senate and then another bill passed by the Senate outlined how legal betting would’ve worked in the state.
A modified version of both bills cleared the House rules committee only to be recommitted after the support [...]
Georgia Sports Betting Bill: Back in early January Georgia began to take steps towards legalizing sports betting. House Bill 86 that would provide for the lottery game of sports wagering in Georgia was continued to inch closer to legalize sports betting and just got closer.
The Bill was originally voted on by the Georgia House Development and Tourism Committee and was just passed by the Georgia Senate with a 41-10 bipartisan vote and the Senate also passed a follow-up Bill dealing with regulations 37-13. The Bill will now head to the Georgia House of Representatives.
“The constitutional amendment is simply allowing the very people that you represent — the ones that vote [...]
A new Georgia sports betting bill was proposed in Georgia at the beginning of the 2021 legislative session. The sense around Georgia is that this bill could be the one that passes in the state.
Sports betting in Georgia hasn’t had much luck in the legislature since the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was overturned in 2018. Georgia legislators have made attempts to legalize sports betting throughout the state since 2018. However, all the proposed legislation in the state government has failed thus far.Failed Attempts in Georgia
Bettors in Georgia have had their sports betting hopes destroyed multiple times since PASPA was overturned. Last [...]