The state has been trying to legalize gambling in GA. Jeanne Seaver is on the phone with Moms Against Gambling. It has been seven years in fighting gambling in the state of GA. The talking point has been that it is to fund the HOPE scholarship. SB 57, Georgia Sports Betting Integrity Act includes horse racing. It is targeting kids on the phones to gamble to get free stuff. No one talks about the crime, sex trafficking, drugs, etc that comes from gambling. Gambling preys on the poor. For every dollar spent on gambling, the state will spend $5 in fighting crime, DFCS, etc.
For years in GA it has been said that gambling is supposed to go on the ballot, but they have found a loophole where the former judge is being paid to write legal opinions. You need a 2/3rd vote to get a constitutional amendment. Now since the opinion has been released they will pass the bill and the governor will sign it.