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Georgia Casino bill set to be dead for this year

A bill targeting to empower Las Vegas-style casinos in the Georgia state is likely off the table for the rest of the year.

As per a report from Associated Press, David Ralston, the Georgia House Speaker, stated earlier on Monday that he would not call the bill. He believes that the accompanying constitutional amendment required empowering the casinos for a full floor vote.

Ralston’s conclusion to toss it off comes after a committee gave up on the plan. The legislation would have let 4 casinos in the state along with 2 in or near Atlanta. As per a report appeared on a leading website, a vote found that 84% of Georgia voters believe that they must be able to decide on the referendum issue. It is unfortunate that they would have to wait.

Meanwhile, Macau casinos reported gaming revenue of US$ 2.4 billion earlier in February, a number that was almost unchanged from a year back, the government of the city reported this on Tuesday. As per a report appeared on Las Vegas Review-Journal, the drop of less than 1% year-over-over is the biggest performance for the casinos in twenty-one months. Gaming win fell by over twenty-one percent earlier in January that was the twentieth straight month that gaming gain went down year-over-year.

The gaming revenue of the city went down by 34% year-over-year to US$ 29 billion in the year 2015. It was the 2nd straight year of minus gaming revenue than the year earlier. Macau had a US$ 45.2 billion in revenue in the year 2013.