Georgia casinos are no longer to be found in the Georgia Straits, all that have been left are a few slot machines and a bunch of card tables. This leaves the state with two options for gambling enjoyment-the Georgia lottery and the state’s casinos.
The Georgia Lottery is offered by the state to the people of Georgia, whom it helped finance during various times of some kind. The lottery started in the 1960s after a campaign to help with various kinds of school conditions and other things needed to be paid for by the citizens of the state. By 1970, the Georgia Lottery was paying nearly half a million dollars annually to the citizens of Georgia.
In the late 1990s, the Georgia Lottery started offering world-class lotteries with mega millions as its main draw. Mega millions became one of the highest lottery winning rates in the nation in the early 2010s. During the 2010 World Series of Poker, the Georgia Lottery was one of the big winners, hauling in almost a quarter of a million dollars.
The Georgia Lottery is funded by the state and operated by the Georgia Lottery Commission. Lotto South and Lotto South continuous games are offered and so are the Cashola and Fantasy 5 lotteries, which together total more than $1 billion annually. Georgia Lottery is thoroughly regulated by the Georgia Lottery Commission. The Georgia Lottery Commission is headed bysecretary Pamela Roberts and includes:
For more informationgo to the website of the Georgia Lottery Commission.
The Georgia Gaming Industry
The Georgia gaming industry is a $3.4 billion dollar industry that includes such activities as thebetting South and Las Vegas5-the number gamejackpots. They have quite a bit on their plate as far as contributing to the state budget, user fees, charitable gaming funds, mobile gaming, casino promotions, slot machines, video poker, craps, roulette wheels, Keno and bingo. According to the latest data, Georgia casinos generated 27.3 million dollars in revenue in 2009.
The Georgia government arms Georgia casinos with about $1.6 billion in tax revenue annually. This situation has prompted several attempts at reviving the land-based casino industry in Georgia. Several casinos are planned but none have opened yet. One would imagine that with such a staggering quantity of poorly run casinos in the state, it would be a lot easier to make money off them. Don’t think so.
According to the AJC, of the approximately 4,000 unlicensed casinos in Georgia, about 500 are categorized as “ilated”. According to this definition, an Indianapolis Colts event was held in Atlanta in violation of the HAVA (Help America Help victims of crime) act, which requires the separation of gambling facilities that include any gaming facility that offers slight chance of winning money.
H condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim.
KRQ-TV Channel 7 in Atlanta broke news of the tragedy.
Indianapolis’ finished 2-2 on their preseason accounts.
The Atlanta Falcons added Champ Bailey and Tony Gonzalez to their roster during the offseason.
Dave Wannstedt continues to be Kubiak’s assistant head coach / offensive line coach.
Penetraisalsports.com has updated their running back depth charts and the Texans are still the number 1 rushing team in Dewalive.
Steve Spurrier loves using bogus injury reports to try and convince us that pivotal players are not 100 percent fit or that they will not play. It seems like he has a decided on wearing a bracelets for the rest of the season. Suppose that’s true. It also could be that he just doesn’t want to risk having Jay Cutler get a chance to breathe. Whichever it is, the Gators are going to have a difficult time moving the football against the Falcons run defense. I’m still not sure which team will show up in thisopersite.
Well, that’s it for this week. I hope I haven’t made any asinine predictions. Next up, the linebackers and the tight ends!