Governor Says No To Casinos

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-Gov. Nathan Deal has decided to say not to casino-style gambling in Georgia.

According to the AJC, a statement from the governor’s office came Thursday after the newspaper reported about a Georgia Lottery Corp. study that suggested three casinos with a total of 10,000 gaming terminals could generate nearly $1 billion per year in revenue for the state as soon as 2014.

A spokesman for the Governor said Thursday that Deal has repeatedly said “there will not be an expansion of gambling under his watch.”

The $91,000 study commissioned by the lottery examined the revenue potential for metro Atlanta sites in downtown Atlanta, Lake Lanier and Clayton and DeKalb counties.

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