Fri., April 12, 2013 3:53pm
A new law will crack down on illegal cash payouts that some convenience store owners give to winners of video lottery machine games. The measure will allow Georgia for the first time to regulate and track the machines and the awards. It will also allow the state to ensure that all of the machines’ operators are paying taxes on the terminals.
Thu., March 28, 2013 2:55pm
Georgia lawmakers have approved an overhaul of who regulates video poker and similar coin-operated machines in the state, and opened the door for some proceeds to be directed to the HOPE scholarship program.
Tue., March 26, 2013 3:31pm
Conservative groups spoke out Tuesday at the state Capitol about legislation under consideration, including a bill aimed at lobbyists and a video poker measure. They say it would expand gambling in Georgia.
Thu., March 14, 2013 3:41pm
A bill that would allow the state to get a better handle on video poker machines moved one step closer to becoming law Thursday. The vote followed a spirited three-hour debate in the state Senate that revealed ambivalence about permitting the machines in Georgia.
Thu., March 14, 2013 9:02am
The State Senate is expected to vote on a measure Thursday that would allow the state to regulate video poker machines that award non-cash prizes. The bill's backers want to crack down on what they say are the machines' under-the-table payouts.
Thu., March 7, 2013 7:24pm
State lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would allow the state to regulate video poker machines that award non-cash prizes.
Thu., March 7, 2013 2:33pm
State lawmakers wasted no time Thursday tackling some of the most important bills on their calendar for the legislative session’s Day 30.