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Bipartisan sports betting bill passes in Georgia Senate, but late amendment might capsize it

Posted on AllSides February 2nd, 2024

A bipartisan bill to legalize sports betting in Georgia passed in the state Senate on Thursday in 35-15 vote, potentially offering a new source of revenue to fund pre-K and other educational programs throughout the state. The question of how best to regulate gambling has gained prominence in the legislature over the past several years, with four bills seeking to legalize the practice introduced in the 2023 session. However, none of them made it past crossover day, when bills must pass from one chamber of the legislature into the other....

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