Tag Archives: casinos

Political Notes — Stephens gets one last hearing for a casino bill

Although Rep. Ron Stephens got a committee hearing for his casino bill, gambling legislation failed to gain traction this session . . .

Tags: 6th District race , casinos , Jon Ossoff , Ron Stephens , roy barnes

Casino bill finally dead (probably) for this session

Casino gambling bills apparently aren’t going to get a floor vote in this year’s session of the General Assembly . . .

Tags: casinos , David Ralston , David Shafer , prize-linked savings accounts , Ron Stephens

Political Notes – Another poll has Trump, Clinton leading in Georgia

A new poll released by WXIA-TV confirms Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are running strongly among Georgia voters . . .

Tags: casinos , Donald Trump , Georgia primary , Hillary Clinton , horse racing , Judicial Qualification Commission , medical marijuana

Political Notes – Rep. Benton’s not going anywhere

Rep. Tommy Benton and Sen. Vincent Fort are re-fighting the Civil War all over again . . .

Tags: Brandon Beach , casinos , Civil War , Confederacy , horse racing , Jim Pace , Larry O\'Neal , Oregon miliita , Tommy Benton , Vincent Fort

Political Notes – Trump, Cruz still far out in front of GOP field

Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz outpacing the other Republican contenders in the presidential primary in the latest Quinnipiac poll . . .

Tags: Board of Pardons and Paroles , casinos , Donald Trump , GOP primary , Hillary Clinton , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal , Ron Stephens , senior judges , Ted Cruz

Lawmakers start shuffling the casino cards

Hearings on the possible legalization of casinos and pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia got underway Monday with a legislative study committee hearing . . .

Tags: casinos , Georgia Lottery , HOPE scholarships , horse racing

Step right up and place your bets

Casino operators really want to set up their operations in Georgia — and there are some politicians who will welcome them . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: casinos , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal

Video gambling casinos gaining favor with lawmakers

Georgia lawmakers are becoming more intrigued by the revenue possibilities of casinos with video gaming machines . . .

Tags: casinos , Georgia Lottery , HOPE scholarships , video lottery terminals

Political Notes — This gambling proposal probably won’t be a winner

Electronic gambling casinos could be a major source of new revenue for Georgia, according to a just-completed study, but don’t look for it to happen anytime soon . . .

Tags: AAA bond rating , casinos , David Ralston , Herman Cain , Nathan Deal , New Hampshire poll , State Patrol , video lottery

Political Notes – Atlanta cheating prosecutions could occur in Douglas County

The Atlanta school district does not overlap with any part of Douglas County, but that’s where there could be some prosecutions of those alleged to be part of the standardized test cheating scandal . . .

Tags: African Americans , Alabama bribery case , Atlanta cheating scandal , casinos , David McDade , Douglas County , Georgia farm labor shortage , Jay Walker , Tim Pawlenty