Industry pushes for mobile betting in Georgia hearing

10 October 2019

A Georgia Senate committee studying gambling has heard presentations and testimony from a series of industry stakeholders, including suggestions for a possible sports betting bill in the state.

The committee, which was established in April to studying opportunities to regulate betting, gaming and horse racing in the state, held a hearing Tuesday (October 8). This saw a range of different operators, suppliers, sports organizations and related bodies share their views on what form Georgia’s regulated sports betting industry should take.

Scientific Games, Caesars Entertainment, DraftKings and FanDuel all testified before the Senate Study Committee on Gaming and Pari-mutual Wagering on Horse Racing and Growing Georgia’s Equine Industry.

Also participating were golf’s PGA Tour, Major League Baseball (MLB) and Baylor University presented a 2011 study titled “The Hidden Social Costs of Gambling”.

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