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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 4:42am

Rogers Will Vote 'Yes' On Gambling

Updated: 2 years ago.
The Republican primary ballot includes several questions for voters, including whether they support casinos in Georgia. The voting results are nonbinding. Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers said Wednesday night he will vote “yes” on the gambling question. (Photo Courtesy of Georgia Senate.)

A top state Senate Republican said Wednesday he will vote “yes” to support casino gambling in Georgia on a nonbinding ballot question later this month.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers said at a debate with his Republican primary challenger Wednesday night that he supports letting the free market decide if gambling should be allowed in Georgia.

The comments came in response to a question about a proposed entertainment and video gaming complex in Gwinnett County.

Rogers’ opponent, Brandon Beach, said he’s not opposed to gambling but doesn’t support video gaming.

The Republican primary ballot includes several questions for voters, including whether they support casinos in Georgia. The voting results are nonbinding.

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