Georgia, a state with no legal gambling other than a successful and popular state lottery, has flirted with legalizing online sports betting for the past several years.
Legislative efforts are currently ongoing in 2023 with numerous bills introduced in both the Georgia House and Senate. But several obstacles remain before bettors in the Peach state will be opening their sportsbook apps to place a wager on the Braves or Falcons.
This is the place to find information on the history of gambling in Georgia (or lack thereof), the latest legislative efforts to legalize online sports betting in the state, and what a potential legal market could look like. Let’s get started.
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Several considerations, like constitutional amendments and moral values, are key reasons why Georgia has yet to legalize sports betting.