Gamblers Watching Georgia Election Results On Tuesday Evening
The state of Georgia has possibly one of the largest gambling expansion projects on the table at Underground Atlanta. On Tuesday evening, Georgia residents were tuned into the Georgia election results to track whether or not pro-gambling politicians were voted into office.
Gambling has been one of the hop topics in many political races across the US in recent months. Gambling expansion has been at the forefront of budget discussions in state capitals across the country, and Georgia is no exception.
The Underground Atlanta area has been uneventful for the past several years, and there has been talks that building a casino could help revive the area. Opponents, however, believe that the gambling would only make the area worse off.
The election on Tuesday may not be the end of the line for gambling supporters or opponents. Several of the primary races are expected to be close, leading to a run-off in August. That would mean that any of the possible winners would not be involved in the gambling decision making process until next year.
Underground Atlanta has not been the only site discussed for possible casino expansion in Georgia. Revenue from new casinos could help several different areas and the state budget is in need of some support. Lawmakers in states such as Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, and Delaware have all turned to casino gambling to help their economic growth.
Georgia is facing the possibility of major casino competition from the Sunshine State in the near future. Florida lawmakers have agreed to a compact with the Seminoles Indians earlier this year, and representatives from Las Vegas' biggest gaming companies have pitched Florida lawmakers on the idea of major casino resorts.
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