Georgia Gambling Laws & Online Poker in Georgia

Georgia still doesn’t have any online poker legislation in place.  However, changes have been discussed but there probably won’t be movement for a couple of years.

Type/Code Summary
State Code Section(s) 16.12.2
Definition of Gambling Gambling: A person commits the offense of gambling when he makes a bet upon the partial or final result of any game or contest or upon the performance of any participant in such game or contest; makes a bet upon the result of any political nomination, appointment, or election or upon the degree of success of any nominee, appointee, or candidate; or plays and bets for money or other thing of value at any game played with cards, dice, or balls.
Definition of Bet Bet: An agreement that, dependent upon chance even though accompanied by some skill, one stands to win or lose something of value.
Online Poker/Gambling With no legal casinos in the state, there has been no interest in attempting to legalize online poker or casino games.
Live Poker There are no live poker rooms in Georgia due to the ban on casinos.
Casinos The state of Georgia passed a law to ban casinos before the federal IGRA law gave Indian tribes the right to offer casino games on their reservations, so no gaming compacts were ever written.
Sports Betting No sports betting proposals have been introduced to Georgia lawmakers.
DFS A House bill to legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports was introduced in 2018 but did not pass.
Other Forms of Gambling Lottery, bingo, charity raffles.