Influenced by the inevitability of sports betting and changes in public perception, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down PASPA on May 14, 2018. Each state now retains the ability to decide for itself the legality of sports betting. In light of such retained state discretion, this Note examines whether Georgia should legalize sports betting and assesses the potential legislative and regulatory challenges that would arise. Part I discusses the history of gambling in America and the state of gambling in Georgia. Part II examines particular states that have legalized sports betting and compares their legislative and regulatory schemes with Georgia’s existing gambling framework. Part III assesses and proposes different structures that would allow for Georgia to legalize sports betting.
Why Georgia Should Get Off the Bench and Profit from the Inevitability of Sports Betting,
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