State GOP In Georgia Approves Anti-Gambling Resolution

The ongoing effort to legalize casino gambling and horseracing in Georgia just became a little bit more complicated after the state’s Republican Party overwhelmingly passed a resolution that opposes any efforts to expand gambling. 

The Georgia GOP state committee passed the resolution outlining the “substantial societal costs” of casino gambling and horseracing.

Those costs are, according to the resolution, that gamblers are twice as likely to divorce as non-gamblers with an increase in local crime by at least 10 percent within five years or less after the establishment of a casino, including an increase in prostitution.

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