Tag Archives: horse racing

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

Gambling industry sees a big payout in Atlanta

Casino and race track operators tell legislators there’s a lot of money to be made by legalizing gambling in Georgia . . .

Tags: casino gambling , Georgia Horseracing Coalition , Georgia legislative committees , horse racing , Matt Ramsey , MGM Resorts , National Thoroughbred Racing Association , Ron Stephens

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

Gambling groups start making their play

Georgia lawmakers will hold hearings on Monday and Tuesday to hear pitches from casino and horse racing representatives on the legalization of gambling . . .

Tags: Boyd Gaming , gambling casinos , HOPE scholarships , horse racing , legislative study committees , MGM

Ralston names study committee to look at casinos, horse racing

A House study committee will explore the feasibility of taxing casinos and horse wagering to raise money for the HOPE scholarship program . . .

Tags: casino gambling , David Ralston , HOPE scholarships , horse racing , House study committees

Horse racing bills may gallop out of both chambers

Both the House and Senate could see their own versions of legislation that would legalize pari-mutuel wagering on horse races . . .

Tags: Harry Geisinger , horse racing , Jack Murphy , Jeff Mullis , pari-mutuel wagering , William Ligon

Early bills focus on horse-racing, forfeitures

Lawmakers pre-file bills for next session that would legalize pari-mutuel wagering and revise property forfeiture laws . . .

Tags: Harry Geisinger , horse racing , property forfeitures , Wendell Willard

Political Notes – ‘Will the Winner’ sets up a horse racing study committee

Sen. Chip Rogers’ interest in sports also included setting up a study committee on horse racing in Georgia; the odds on what Donald Trump’s big reveal will be . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , Chip Rogers , Donald Trump , horse racing , Tommie Williams

Georgia Baptists oppose horse racing proposal

The chief lobbyist for Georgia’s 3,600 Baptist churches warns a legislative study committee not to legalize horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in the state . . .

Tags: gambling , Georgia Baptist Convention , Harry Geisinger , horse racing , pari-mutuel wagering , Ray Newman