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GA Candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams: "It's time to Legalize Casino Gambling and Sports Betting"

Written by:
Gilbert Horowitz
Published on:
Aug/09/2022

The Democratic candidate for Governor in Georgia may just have won over a few Republican and Independent voters after declaring that she would push for legalization of casino gambling and sports betting in the Peach State.

Stacey Abrams is the 3-1 underdog to win against incumbent Republican Brian Kemp.

Abrams made it clear that she backs a state constitutional amendment to legalize casino and sports gambling, and would use tax dollars to fund need-based financial aid, guarantee free technical college and restore Georgia’s HOPE merit scholarships to students who earn a C average or better in high school.

Previous attempts to pass legislation allowing gambling have failed, including during this year's legislative session. Support of two-thirds of lawmakers would be required before the proposed constitutional amendment could be put to voters for approval in a referendum.

That means no betting on the Atlanta Falcons until at least 2024, unless of course you use an offshore sportsbook.  Our friends at BetOnline just made the Falcons the favorite to be the last winless team in 2022.

Kemp has previously stated he does not favor gambling expansion.  But it can still happen should he win.

That's because Kemp has already said he would be willing to let the voters decide via an election referendum.

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

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