Despite several failed attempts in recent years, supporters of legalizing horse race betting in Georgia have already filed legislation for the upcoming 2015-16 session of the General Assembly.
A proposed constitutional amendment would make parimutuel wagering legal, while a companion bill would set up the structure to administer and supervise the industry.
WABE’s Denis O’Hayer spoke with Rep. Harry Geisinger (R-Roswell), the chief sponsor of the legislation.
(Note: WABE also requested a comment from Gov. Nathan Deal, who has consistently stated his opposition to expanding legalized gambling in the state. After we spoke with Rep. Geisinger, a spokeswoman for the Governor sent this statement: ”If it is pre-filed, then it is pending legislation, and we do not comment on pending legislation.”)Broadcast VersionExpanded Version