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article MGM’s pitch for a $1B casino in metro Atlanta
(Georgia) -- Casino and entertainment giant MGM Resorts International is pitching a $1 billion gambling complex for downtown Atlanta that backers say would funnel tens...


article Ga. Lawmaker Rolling The Dice On Casino Gambling In Georgia
(Georgia) -- State Rep. Ron Stephens, Savannah-R, is rolling the dice on casino gambling in Georgia, despite past opposition from state lawmakers. Stephens introduced...


article Horse Race Wagering Talks Possible, Hints House Speaker
(Georgia) -- Could legal betting on horse racing make some headway at the Gold Dome? House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has indicated it's possible. Ralston...


article Bibb commissioner: Gaming machines predatory, businesses should be taxed
(Georgia) -- One Macon-Bibb County Commissioner wants tighter regulations on establishments he says promote illegal gambling. Commissioner Virgil Watkins says he's...


article Gambling's high stakes: Cash payouts persist in midstate despite law, raids
(Georgia) -- Three years ago, Karen Hughes started driving to Macon from her home near Dublin just to play convenience store gaming machines.


article Editorial: Casino measure: Let the shots begin
(Georgia) -- ONE OF the worst-kept secrets in Atlanta has been a proposal to bring large numbers of video gaming machines to Hutchinson Island and other places in...
article Georgia > Amendment to Legalize Casino, Horse Race Gambling Introduced
(Georgia) -- While Florida debates (and likely passes) on legislation to expand gambling in the state, Georgia is heading in the other direction.


article POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Georgia lawmakers proposing constitutional amendment for casino resorts
(Georgia) -- Casino-style gambling could be headed to Gwinnett County and the rest of Georgia. Maybe. A resolution was introduced in the State House of Representatives...


article Georgia Republican introduces constitutional amendment that would legalize gambling at casino and horse racing
(Georgia) -- A senior House Republican has introduced a constitutional amendment to expand legalized gambling to casinos and horse racing. The state’s take from...
article Rep. Stephens files legislation that would bring full gambling to Georgia
(Georgia) -- The first step was taken on Thursday to potentially bring a casino to Hutchinson Island. Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) filed a resolution in the Georgia...


article Bills would legalize casino resorts in Georgia
(Georgia) -- Legislation that would open the door to up to six casino resorts in Georgia will be introduced in the state House on Thursday. The measures, both by...
article Casino, horse-racing bill introduced in Georgia Legislature
(Georgia) -- A senior House Republican introduced a constitutional amendment late Wednesday to expand legalized gambling to casinos and horse racing. The state’s...


article Legalized horse betting heads for a Georgia Senate vote
(Georgia) -- Supporters of legalized betting on horse racing are hopeful that legislation could soon pass giving voters a say in the future of gambling in Georgia.


article Horse racing in Georgia? All bets are off
(Georgia) -- A new strategy to legalize horse racing in Georgia is gaining traction. But it still faces long odds to overcome opposition from Gov. Nathan Deal and other...


article Horse Racing and Gambling: Job Creator or Scourge?
(Georgia) -- Senator Brandon Beach and members of the Georgia Horse Racing Coalition presented an optimistic picture of what horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering would...
article Is It Finally Time for Wagering on Horse Racing?
(Georgia) -- Harry Geisinger of Roswell is nothing if not determined. At least as far back as the 2009-2010 session of the legislature, Geisinger has proposed a...


article Editorial: Time for state U-turn on video gaming
(Georgia) -- A DeKalb County proposal for a video gaming “barcade” could open the door to full-scale casino gambling in Georgia, and as such deserves to come...
article Georgia Lottery, GTECH Team to Offer iLottery Games
(Georgia) -- GTECH new partnership with the GLC, the Georgia Lottery is now the first lottery in the U.S. to offer a full line of iLottery. The Georgia Lottery is...


article DeKalb backing away from gaming project after Channel 2 investigation
(Georgia) -- Channel 2 Action News has learned DeKalb County's attorney is declaring a zoning change for a new entertainment venue with up to 425 gaming machines...


article 'Barcade' Would Bring 425 Gaming Machines to DeKalb
(Georgia) -- A proposed resort on Covington Highway in South DeKalb would transform empty condos into rental villas for guests who gamble at Panola Slope, but critics...
article Governor reacts to Channel 2 investigation of DeKalb project
(Georgia) -- DeKalb County's CEO has asked Gov. Nathan Deal to immediately fill a vacant commission seat, giving roughly 140,000 residents representation they've...


article Channel 2 Investigates: New local venue's ties to Indian casino
(Georgia) -- It's the first of its kind in Georgia: A development with up to 425 gambling machines allowed under one roof. But Channel 2 Action News has uncovered a...


article Betting on horse races could be legal in Georgia soon
(Georgia) -- It's not a casino, but it's one step closer. How would you like to be able to bet on horses here in the peach state? Horse racing could be in the...


article Horse-racing enthusiasts try a new tack at the Capitol
(Georgia) -- To say that sex has never been used to advance legislation in the state Capitol would be highly inaccurate. Fortunately, it is a rare and closeted thing....


article Horse-racing enthusiasts try a new, casino-less tact
(Georgia) -- To say that sex has never been used to advance legislation in the state Capitol would be highly inaccurate. Fortunately, it is a rare and closeted thing.


article Casino Gambling in Georgia – Should Casino Gambling Be Made Legal in Georgia?
(Georgia) -- The State of Georgia is facing a budget shortfall for fiscal 2009 of over $2 Billion. And states do not have the luxury of running deficit spending, and...


article Georgia lawmaker bets that horse racing will be on the ballot
(Georgia) -- A lawmaker thinks 2015 will be the year that parimutuel betting on horse races finally makes it onto the ballot for Georgia voters. Horse racing is legal in...


article Horse-racing boosters optimistic about Gold Dome chances
(Georgia) -- Sometimes when you fall off the legislative horse you have to jump back on. And on and on. Such is the case with state Rep. Harry Geisinger, R-Roswell, who...


article A New Effort to Legalize Betting on Horse Racing: A Talk with Rep. Harry Geisinger
(Georgia) -- Despite several failed attempts in recent years, supporters of legalizing horse race betting in Georgia have already filed legislation for the upcoming 2015...


article Lawmakers support casino gambling on Savannah’s Hutchinson Island
(Georgia) -- Savannah-based state legislators said Wednesday an effort is in the works to allow gambling casinos on Savannah's Hutchinson Island.
article The push for a casino in the middle of the Savannah River
(Georgia) -- The Savannah Morning News is on top of a move by state lawmakers to put a casino on Hutchinson Island, a mound of very expensive dirt in the middle of the...
article Video lottery machines coming to Hutchinson Island?
(Georgia) -- How do you feel about the idea of gambling coming to Hutchinson Island? One local lawmaker is trying to get the ball rolling on the idea. The idea was...


article State lawmakers eyeing gambling on Savannah's Hutchinson Island
(Georgia) -- Savanannah state legislators confirmed on Wednesday that an effort is under way to allow gambling casinos on Hutchinson Island. The topic came up during the...


article Escapade Casino Ship Forced to Cancel Friday Voyages
(Georgia) -- Viewers tell WSAV that there was police activity Friday afternoon in the area where the Escapade Casino ship is docked. The company confirms the ship was...


article Georgia Lottery opposed to US online gambling ban
(Georgia) -- The Georgia Lottery Corporation is lobbying against any form of federal legislation that would limit online gambling in the US, according to various reports.


article Escapade returns from first voyage since beaching in July
(Georgia) -- WJCL News is still following Savannah’s new casino cruise line which returned to sea for the first time since it ran aground in early July.
article Once-stranded Savannah casino boat Escapade set sail again Wednesday night
(Georgia) -- The gambling ship that got stuck on a sandbar near Tybee Island overnight on its maiden voyage with nearly 100 passengers on board last month was...


article Once-stranded Savannah casino boat Escapade to set sail again tonight
(Georgia) -- The gambling ship that got stuck on a sandbar near Tybee Island overnight on its maiden voyage with 96 passengers on board last month has been tentatively...
article Tradewinds Casino Cruise heading back to sea Wednesday
(Georgia) -- Less than a month after running aground on a sand bar in Calibogue Sound, a locally-based cruise ship is expected to set sail again Wednesday night.


article County to vacate court order on gaming machines
(Georgia) -- A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.


article Captain back aboard after beached casino cruise
(Georgia) -- Public relations officials announced, Thursday, that the captain of a beached ship was cleared of wrong-doing – and is back on the job.
article Casino company offers apology after boat got stuck
(Georgia) -- The company affiliated with a casino boat that got stuck off the coast near Tybee Island, Georgia, is apologizing to customers and insisting that no laws...
article No wrongdoing occurred on Escapade casino ship
(Georgia) -- New information was released Wednesday afternoon on how the Tradewinds Casino Cruise Lines is addressing some questions many have about last week's...


article Tradewinds offers apology for grounded ship
(Georgia) -- A week after a Tradewinds Casino boat ran aground on its maiden Savannah cruise, stranding nearly 100 passengers for 18 hours on a sandbar off Tybee Island...


article Casino boat group denies illegal gambling accusations
(Georgia) -- The Tradewinds Casino cruise took off for its maiden voyage, passengers couldn’t wait to gamble. “I did say when I boarded the boat, being that...


article Tradewinds Casino suspends captain with pay
(Georgia) -- There’s an update tonight on this week’s Wild Escapade story. On Wednesday, the Tradewinds Casino boat Escapade became grounded for 30 hours.


article Casino ship returns to homeport
(Georgia) -- The casino boat Escapade, grounded on a sandbar off Tybee Island for more than 36 hours, has been refloated and is moored back at its home dock on the Bull...
article Who’s footing the bill for the casino boat rescue mission?
(Georgia) -- The U.S. Coast Guard captured the dramatic moments Wednesday as their crew rescued people from the stranded Tradewinds Casino Cruiseline. Intense moments at...


article After 16 hours, an exit from stalled casino boat + video
(Georgia) -- After 16 hours stuck at sea, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast...
article Gambling kept going after casino ship ran aground on SC coast, reports say
(Georgia) -- According to several passengers who have spoken with WSAV, after running aground on a sandbar, gambling continued for several hours on the maiden voyage of...
article Portside: 'Loved the ship, hated the cruise'
(Georgia) -- The casino cruise ship Escapade was having a great first sail from its Savannah berth Tuesday evening before trouble — in the shape of a huge sandbar...


article Advocates say card rooms could be good hand for Georgia
(Georgia) -- Some South Georgians say it's time to legalize card rooms in the Peach State. Last week's arrest of 14 top South Georgia business owners, including...


article Tradewinds Casino Boat Opening Soon In Savannah
(Georgia) -- A casino cruise line is making a gamble that they can succeed in Savannah where others have failed. Their website boasts Vegas-style gaming. But their...


article Casinos can help deepen harbor
(Georgia) -- Get your coins ready! A state senator wants to add a casino to Hutchinson Island. Senator Lester Jackson says casinos are a great way to fund the river...


article Horse-racing supporters see hope down the stretch
(Georgia) -- Supporters of expanding legalized gambling to include betting on horse racing and casinos see signs their long odds could pay off after the election.


article Savannah casino boat investigation recovers $1 million in illegal gambling
(Georgia) -- A joint investigation of a Savannah River casino boat recovered more than $1 million in illegal proceeds, authorities reported Thursday.


article Fulton Commissioner Robb Pitts wants to replace Turner Field with, you guessed it, a casino
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta Braves have already started packing for Cobb County. With the way team officials and county commissioners are talking, the final approval of $...


article Where the Macon-Bibb mayoral candidates stand on the issues
(Georgia) -- With Macon and Bibb County merging into one government come Jan. 1, the new mayor and nine commissioners will face a new set of challenges leading the...


article Chris Johnson: No reason for Georgia to roll the dice
(Georgia) -- I'm sure you can imagine how much money I spent on gambling when I recently spent six nights in Atlantic City, N.J. Let me just tell you, I spent more...


article Ellis Wants Macon Casino, Lucas and Glover Spar During Debate
(Georgia) -- Election day for the new consolidated Macon-Bibb County government is still months away but the first official debate is already in the books.


article Column: County’s future: Gambling, sunshine?
(Georgia) -- Here’s a way to “reinvent” Putnam County, as Bob Landau suggests in his guest column today. We can put a casino, operated by a Native...


article Video gambling bill to boost HOPE goes to governor
(Georgia) -- Georgia’s HOPE college scholarship program could see a financial boost under a video gambling bill headed for Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk.


article Video gambling regulation up for debate at Capitol
(Georgia) -- Regulation of video gambling machines is one of the last-minute issues to be decided in this year's state legislature. The state has struggled to...


article Gov. Deal treading tricky ground on gambling initiatives
(Georgia) -- Gov. Nathan Deal is navigating tricky terrain as he balances the need for new lottery revenue with his party’s traditional opposition to gambling...


article Campaign touts horse racing in Georgia
(Georgia) -- A new advertising campaign is underway to bring horse racing to Georgia. The effort begins as supporters acknowledge they'll have to wait until next...


article Update on Gwinnett's Proposed Gambling Complex
(Georgia) -- Dan O'Leary, the developer behind the proposed $1-billion gambling complex in the Norcross area, says he no longer controls the property where he was...


article Developer loses land for proposed Norcross casino
(Georgia) -- A developer's attempt to build a gambling complex in Norcross has suffered a setback. Dan O'Leary no longer controls the Norcross property where he...
article Gambling resort’s plans face major setback
(Georgia) -- The long-struggling campaign to expand gambling in Georgia lost ground Friday when developer Dan O’Leary said he no longer controls the Norcross...


article Developer loses land for Georgia gambling center
(Georgia) -- A developer has lost control of a Norcross property where he hoped to build Georgia’s first gambling complex, even as the debate over expanded...
article Plans for Gwinnett gambling resort are off
(Georgia) -- For those that were hoping for a place to gamble in metro Atlanta, it looks like you'll have to keep driving to Cherokee N.C. The man that planned to...


article Horse Racing in Georgia could win by a nose for state
(Georgia) -- Gambling on horse racing would be allowed in Georgia should state lawmakers approve a measure during the upcoming legislative session and voters agree to a...


article Georgia's Gambling Stigma Wanes
(Georgia) -- This is the first week the Georgia Lottery is selling tickets online, an expansion of gambling in a state that has traditionally opposed more gaming.


article Key senator backs horse-racing referendum
(Georgia) -- Georgia voters should decide whether betting on horse racing should be legal, the chairman of a Senate committee studying the issue said Tuesday, but there...


article Key senator backs horse-racing referendum
(Georgia) -- Georgia voters should decide whether betting on horse racing should be legal, the chairman of a Senate committee studying the issue said Tuesday, but there...


article Gambling on horse racing in Georgia?
(Georgia) -- A proposal to legalize gambling on horse racing in Georgia was among the few bills filed Thursday, the first day state lawmakers could submit proposed laws...


article Developer Says Gambling Complex a 'Silver Bullet' for Hope Scholarships
(Georgia) -- For even the most staunch southern conservative, Dan O'Leary makes a convincing argument that gambling would be a good idea for Gwinnett -- and the...


article Tech joins vote for casino gambling to fund HOPE
(Georgia) -- In a conference call among 17 members of the Student Advisory Council (SAC)—a group of Student Government representatives from 35 colleges and...


article Macon considers new rules for video gambling
(Georgia) -- The city council in Macon is considering new regulations aimed at cracking down on video gambling.


article Local lawmakers reject casino gambling
(Georgia) -- Floyd County voters aren’t quite as divided as the state when it comes to casino gambling, and their legislators have the same concerns.


article Conservatives fear gambling vote heralds culture shift
(Georgia) -- It began with a wave of Georgia communities approving Sunday alcohol sales over the past year. That's when the Georgia Christian Coalition first began...


article Gambling Complex Developer Encouraged by Vote
(Georgia) -- Developer Dan O'Leary released a statement after the casino gambling question on the GOP ballot unexpectedly received a slight majority favorable vote.
article Governor Deal not convinced by casino split
(Georgia) -- Gov. Nathan Deal says the nearly 50/50 split among GOP voters over whether Georgia should have casino gambling to help fund education does nothing to...


article Developer's hope renewed after gambling measure gets yes vote
(Georgia) -- Republican voters were split nearly 50-50 when asked in Tuesday's primary if Georgia should have casino gambling with funds going to education.
article Gwinnett Voters Split on Ballot Gambling Questions
(Georgia) -- Gwinnett County voters Tuesday (July 31) gave slightly different results to casino gambling questions on the Democratic and Republican ballots in the 2012...


article AJC survey: Most oppose video lottery
(Georgia) -- Most metro Atlanta residents oppose allowing video lottery terminals to raise more money for the HOPE scholarship and other lottery-funded programs,...
article Ga. voters weigh in on lobbying caps, gambling
(Georgia) -- Voters are getting a chance to make their views known in Tuesday's primary whether they want to limit lobbyist spending on Georgia lawmakers.
article GOP voters split on whether to expand gambling
(Georgia) -- Republicans were divided on allowing profits from casino gambling to fund education Tuesday but on the cusp of overwhelmingly backing an effort to outlaw...
article Investigation shows Georgians spend millions at out-of-state casinos
(Georgia) -- Research obtained by Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland shows Georgians by the thousands, and their money in the millions, are pouring into out-...


article New poll shows support for gambling in Ga.
(Georgia) -- A poll of early metro voters shows the Republican ballot question regarding casino gambling to fund education will pass in metro Atlanta.
article Straw poll ballot questions range from gambling to tax credit
(Georgia) -- Tuesday’s primary ballots abound with straw poll type non-binding questions concocted by party leaders on topics ranging from casino gambling to an...
article Survey Says Voters Oppose VLT Gambling
(Georgia) -- A recent survey conducted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows that most metro Atlanta residents are against expanding gambling for video lottery...


article Editorial: Not a wise bet
(Georgia) -- The Georgia lottery has to be run like a business, and is under significant pressure to make continually more money for the state’s college and pre-...


article AJC survey: Most oppose video lottery
(Georgia) -- Most metro Atlanta residents oppose allowing video lottery terminals to raise more money for the HOPE scholarship and other lottery-funded programs,...


article Poll: Georgians Support VLT Gambling to Fund HOPE
(Georgia) -- A recent poll by 11Alive found that a majority of Georgians support video lottery terminals in a casino-style environment to help fund the HOPE scholarship...


article Georgia Lottery going online
(Georgia) -- Lottery customers in the southern American state of Georgia will soon be able to purchase tickets with the click of a mouse after officials from the Georgia...


article 56% of Georgians support casino-style gambling
(Georgia) -- An exclusive 11Alive poll has found that a majority of Georgians would support allowing the Georgia Lottery to casino-style gambling operations, including...


article Opinion: Non-binding Republican gambling question could sway Georgia lawmakers
(Georgia) -- Should Georgia allow casino gambling, with funds going to education? If you vote a Republican ballot on July 31 -- and most Coweta County voters will select...


article Casino supporters hopeful after online lotto announcement
(Georgia) -- All Gwinnett County voters will have a voice on the issue of casino gaming during the July 31 vote. Adding casinos to fund education is a choice Republicans...


article Georgia Lottery Plots Internet Sales Push [sub req'd]
(Georgia) -- The Georgia Lottery is angling to become the second lottery in the United States to sell draw tickets on the Internet.
article Georgia Lottery sales going online
(Georgia) -- The Georgia Lottery is joining Illinois in becoming one of the pioneering states to sell lottery tickets online. It could bring in millions of dollars in...
article Casino question a gamble for supporters, opponents
(Georgia) -- The fate of the transportation tax isn't the only key financial question awaiting voters at the polls on July 31. Republicans across the state will also...


article Should Georgia Allow Casino Gambling?
(Georgia) -- Macon's former mayor C. Jack Ellis and former Jones County commissioner Dale Washburn took part in a debate Tuesday during Eyewitness News at 6 on...


article Debate over proposed Gwinnett Co. gambling facility continues
(Georgia) -- A four-diamond resort in Delaware is serving as the model for a proposed $1 billion gambling complex in Gwinnett County. Channel 2’s Jim Strickland...


article Ethics, abortion, gambling on Ga. primary ballot
(Georgia) -- Ethics, abortion and casino gambling are among the issues Georgia's Republican and Democratic parties are asking their voters to weigh in on this...


article BLOG: Your morning jolt: Chip Rogers says he’ll vote ‘yes’ on casino gambling
(Georgia) -- Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers and his Republican challenger, chamber executive Brandon Beach, met in a debate up in Milton last night, sponsored by the...
article Casino Gambling on GOP Ballot
(Georgia) -- "Should Georgia have casino gambling with funds going to education?" That question will be on the Republican Primary ballot July 31 so that "...
article Debate: Beach to Vote No, Rogers Yes on Casino Gambling
(Georgia) -- Candidates for state Senate District 21 are on opposite sides of the casino gambling question being posed on the Republican Primary ballot.
article Gambling Complex Developer to Propose Project at Gwinnett Village CID Meeting
(Georgia) -- Developer Dan O'Leary will present his gambling complex proposal at the monthy Gwinnett Village CID meeting Thursday. O'Leary's plan, which...


article BLOG: Your morning jolt: Developer says casino question, but not his project, doomed to failure
(Georgia) -- The following statement arrived out of the blue on Monday from Atlanta developer Dan O’Leary, who wants to harness the Georgia Lottery as the engine...
article Gambling Question to Be on Republican Primary Ballot
(Georgia) -- "Should Georgia have casino gambling with funds going to education?" That question will be on the Republican primary ballot July 31 so that red...


article District 3 Commission Candidates Discuss Casino Gambling
(Georgia) -- Next month, voters in Gwinnett County District 3 will decide if Mike Beaudreau, Tommy Hunter, Mike Korom or Jerry Oberholtzer will serve as the next...


article BLOG: Poll Position: Casino gambling for education?
(Georgia) -- Last week, the executive committee of the Georgia GOP approved five questions to be placed on the party’s July 31 primary ballot. Ballot questions...
article Georgia voters to weigh in on ethics, other issues on July ballot
(Georgia) -- Georgia political parties will ask voters in July whether they support capping lobbyist gifts, legalizing casino gambling and other questions.


article Column: Casino gaming, not just ethics, to be placed on GOP ballot
(Georgia) -- More from the state Republican convention: We’re headed for a very newsy July 31 ballot. My AJC colleague Aaron Gould Sheinin told you a few hours ago...
article Georgia Republicans to vote on casino gambling
(Georgia) -- When Republican voters go to the polls for the July 31 primary, they'll get the opportunity to say if Georgia should allow casino gambling with profits...


article Hinshaw: Casino a 'no brainer'? I hope not
(Georgia) -- Notice to all middle-aged, middle-class women looking for a little excitement! North Georgia real estate developer Greg O’Leary is riding to your...


article Galis: Casinos aren't solution for HOPE problems
(Georgia) -- In my last outing here, I offered some observations about the lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship (Column, “Modest proposal for HOPE,” April 3),...
article Opinion: Push to Expand Gambling Is at Full Speed
(Georgia) -- There is a push taking place in many parts of our nation to expand gambling. Knowing what is being sold is a way to enrich the owners of the casinos and to...


article Ga. Lottery Board Chair: Gambling Extension Unlikely to Move Forward Without State Leaders' Support
(Georgia) -- A Georgia developer went before the state Lottery Board Thursday to pitch a controversial $1 billion dollar gambling complex proposed near I-85 and Jimmy...
article Gambling, entertainment complex gets the cold shoulder
(Georgia) -- A top Georgia lottery official gave an icy reception Thursday to an ambitious proposal to build a gambling complex in Atlanta's suburbs, casting doubt...
article Lottery Board Cold Toward Gambling Complex
(Georgia) -- The Chairman of the Georgia Lottery Board says they don’t have the authority to move forward on a proposed $1 billion gambling complex.
article Proposed $1B gaming complex fails to get Ga. Lottery brd. OK
(Georgia) -- A $1 billion gaming complex proposed for Norcross, Ga., that would include 7,500 video lottery terminals, a hotel, spa, theater, retail and restaurants,...


article Gambling Complex Developer Promises to Donate Land for Transit Use
(Georgia) -- Developer Dan O'Leary of the gambling complex proposal pledged to donate nine acres of land to the I-85 transit expansion in unincorporated Norcross.


article Gambling Complex Proposed for Norcross
(Georgia) -- Former NFL player Herschel Walker announced last Thursday that he has partnered with developer Dan O'Leary to open a restaurant and sports bar in the...


article Herschel Walker plans sports bar at proposed Gwinnett gambling resort
(Georgia) -- Developers of a proposed gambling resort in Gwinnett County announced Thursday that Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker plans to open a sports bar and...
article UGA star aims to open restaurant at gambling site
(Georgia) -- Legendary Georgia football player Herschel Walker is announcing plans to open a restaurant and sports bar at a proposed $1 billion gambling complex in...


article Progress in Georgia Seen on Pari-Mutuels
(Georgia) -- Though Georgia state leaders have squelched legislation bringing pari-mutuel wagering to voters in the Peach State for now, the issue’s lead lobbyist...


article Racing a non-starter again in Georgia
(Georgia) -- If Thoroughbred racing and pari-mutuel wagering are ever going to be legalized in Georgia, voters are going to have to wait until the November 2014 general...


article Is video gambling worth funding HOPE college scholarships?
(Georgia) -- The Georgia Lottery officials have been studying using video gambling to help make up shortfalls in the state’s HOPE college scholarship program.


article State takes close look at video gambling
(Georgia) -- Georgia Lottery officials in recent months have quietly explored how to roll out video gambling in the state if the idea ever gains political backing,...
article Stephens: Video lottery terminals: No-brainer
(Georgia) -- As chairman of the House Economic Development Committee, I have reviewed many projects proposed for Georgia.


article Developer Proposes Gambling Complex in Norcross
(Georgia) -- A developer is hoping that residents are ready for a new gambling facility in Norcross, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution sourcing the...


article Atlanta developer eyes Gwinnett for 'video lottery' room, hotel, concert hall
(Georgia) -- The owner of Underground Atlanta is looking north to Gwinnett County as a possible site for his next big project, including one element that Georgia Gov....
article OP/ED: Video lottery: Not just a game
(Georgia) -- GEORGIA LAWMAKERS should think long and hard about legalizing video gambling to pump up revenue for the state’s HOPE scholarship and Pre-K programs.


article Ga. developer looks to Del. for gambling idea
(Georgia) -- Delaware provides the inspiration for a $1 billion lottery gambling complex in suburban Atlanta, and the project’s backers are betting that the small...
article Gambling complex has financing, backers say
(Georgia) -- When Atlanta developer Dan O’Leary and his partners were stymied nearly three years ago in their attempt to bring video gambling to Georgia, they took...


article A lottery-fueled gambling complex in Norcross?
(Georgia) -- This just arrived from Greg Bluestein and the Associated Press. Charlotte Nash, the chairman of the Gwinnett County Commission, said she is “intrigued...
article Gwinnett gambling complex draws backers in state House
(Georgia) -- Three Republican committee chairmen are among a group of state House members pushing the Georgia Lottery board to expand gambling in the state by approving...
article Video gambling could save HOPE
(Georgia) -- Counties may have the opportunity to vote on video gambling as a way to fund the HOPE Scholarship after a resolution passed Wednesday in the Georgia House...


article $1 billion casino proposed
(Georgia) -- Some state lawmakers are voicing support for a proposal to build a new gambling facility in Norcross. Georgia developer Dan O'Leary wants to build a $1...
article Developer takes big gamble on $1 billion Georgia complex
(Georgia) -- Develop Dan O'Leary already has several key pieces in place for a $1 billion lottery gambling facility in suburban Atlanta: A contract on a 122-acre...
article Underground Atlanta developer bets on another gambling plan
(Georgia) -- Underground Atlanta developer Dan O’Leary is rolling the dice again on a plan to bring video gambling to Georgia, which he says will benefit the...


article Ga. Developer Plans Gambling Complex
(Georgia) -- A developer is betting that Georgia residents are ready for a gambling facility, and he's unveiled plans to build a sprawling new complex near Atlanta...


article Group's poll shows gambling support
(Georgia) -- A group pushing legalized betting on horse races released a poll Friday showing 72 percent of those questioned favor a statewide vote on allowing racetrack...


article Casino Concern Drives Land Bill
(Georgia) -- One Georgia lawmaker is proposing a bill that would make it harder for Native Americans to get state consent for tribal lands. Brunswick State Senator...


article OP/ED: Expanding gambling talk comes up on first day of legislative session
(Georgia) -- Monday was the opening day of the Georgia General Assembly's 2012 session under the Gold Dome at the Capitol in Atlanta. It didn't take long for the...


article 11Alive Poll: Georgians support legal gambling
(Georgia) -- Casino gambling has never gotten a serious hearing in the modern Georgia legislature. But because of the potential for jobs and tax revenue, backers have...


article EDITORIAL: Just roll the dice
(Georgia) -- IT’S WORTH the gamble. Georgia should legalize gambling. At minimum, it should take the issue to the people to decide instead of leaving it to (some)...


article Editorial: To decide, put all cards on the table
(Georgia) -- The numbers are hard to ignore: Video lottery casinos in Atlanta, Savannah and Jekyll Island could gin up nearly $934 million in projected gross revenue by...
article Truth Test: Wilkinson goes after Austin on Gambling
(Georgia) -- The first full-on attack ad political mailer actually endorsed by one of the campaigns hit mailboxes in the 50th State Senate District on Friday.


article Opinion: Is there support for more gambling?
(Georgia) -- Editor's note: Here is a sampling of readers' comments to our Thursday editorial, "Does strong support for Sunday alcohol mean support for more...


article Gambling Gets a Look in Conservative Georgia
(Georgia) -- Strong support around Georgia in favor of Sunday alcohol sales is energizing some advocates who say the political climate in the state could finally be ripe...
article OP/ED: Gambling leads to dire results
(Georgia) -- Currently, there is a legislative study committee tasked with the responsibility of presenting its findings regarding horse racing and pari-mutuel gambling...


article Column: Push for gambling could increase in Georgia
(Georgia) -- he ballots have been tabulated and Georgia’s voters have largely supported the idea of ending the prohibition on Sunday sales of beer, wine and liquor...


article Jekyll Island Authority says it wants no part of casino gambling
(Georgia) -- Legislators backing casino gambling in Georgia assert it would boost the economy, add to the lottery that funds HOPE scholarships and bring more visitors to...


article BLOG: How a strong Sunday sales vote could encourage gaming proponents
(Georgia) -- About that small rumble you heard on Wednesday. Possibly it was the earthquake that had its epicenter up in Dalton. But allow yourself only a dash of...


article Casinos in Georgia worth the risk?
(Mississippi) -- A study released by the Georgia Lottery Corp. shows that casinos could generate a billion dollars a year. So CBS Atlanta went to Biloxi to get an inside...


article Georgia casinos on the way?
(Georgia) -- The Georgia Lottery Commission has received a study to review the potential and feasibility for establishing casinos in Georgia.


article Editorial: Casino gambling will need careful look
(Georgia) -- The mere fact that the Georgia Lottery Corporation commissioned a study of the potential for casino gambling in Georgia is an indication that the issue...


article Report: Casinos could produce $1 billion a year
(Georgia) -- Stacey Dickson sounds a little surprised if you ask her how the leaders of the Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau feel the area's tourism could...


article COLUMN: Casino gambling a bad bet for Georgia
(Georgia) -- Three casinos, including one in metro Atlanta, could produce a billion dollars a year for state government, predicts a study commissioned by the Georgia...
article Deal not keen on casino gambling for Georgia
(Georgia) -- While a report on casino gaming in Georgia was touted Thursday, that claimed having three casinos in Atlanta, Savannah and Jekyll Island could bring in $1...


article Lottery Looks At Casino Benefits
(Georgia) -- A Georgia Lottery-funded study says, the state could generate about $1 billion a year with three casinos.
article OP/ED: We predict additional gambling in Georgia in about a decade
(Georgia) -- Is more gambling coming to Georgia? Don't bet on it anytime soon. However, attitudes toward gambling are changing. We would not be surprised to see...
article Study shows casino could make $1 billion for GA
(Georgia) -- There may be a fairly easy way to generate a billion dollars of new revenue for the state every year without raising taxes, but it is certain to face a lot...
article Study touts casino revenue in Georgia
(Georgia) -- A study requested by the Georgia Lottery Commission found that metro Atlanta is an untapped and potentially lucrative site for casino gambling. The study...
article Study: Casino gambling could net $1B annually for Georgia
(Georgia) -- Casinos at prime spots across Georgia could raise nearly $1 billion annually, a study released Thursday by the Georgia Lottery Corp. shows, reports the...

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