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

Georgia has its own Grinch for Christmas

Gov. Nathan Deal threatens to shut down the food stamp program, just in time for low-income families to go hungry at Christmas time . . .

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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