By Mike Griffin For the seventh year in a row, we have had to deal with legislation seeking to expand gambling in the state of Georgia. During this year’s 2021 legislative session, we had 11 bills dealing with gambling expansion or promotion. The legislation dealt primarily with casinos, pari-mutuel betting on horses, online sports betting, […]
Dear Friends: We are at a very dangerous tipping point in our state. Because of Senate Legislation that has passed out of a House Committee, we are now facing the possibility that the House will vote on a Sports Gambling Constitutional Amendment (SR 135) and enabling legislation (SB 142) ASAP! Please make plans to contact […]
Now is the time for Georgia Baptists, along with other Christians around our state, to stand up and let their voices be heard opposing the expansion of gambling in Georgia. See my recent Facebook Public Affairs post. HB 86, the Online Sports Betting bill introduced by Representative Ron Stephens, was voted out of the committee. […]
Once again Georgians will be faced with the possibility of gambling expanding in our state. You can watch the latest update on the Georgia Baptist Public Affairs Facebook page. Two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled on a court case that opened the opportunity for states to allow legalized betting on sports. For the seventh […]
The Supreme Court’s decision may have serious consequences.