Stockbridge on Monday passed a resolution supporting city of Hampton in calling on the legislature to allow Georgians to vote on gambling in the state.

Stockbridge approves support for Hampton gambling referendum push 

Stockbridge has thrown its support behind fellow Henry County city Hampton in its effort to play host to a casino in the future.

Stockbridge on Monday unanimously approved a resolution in support of allowing Georgians to vote on whether they want gambling in the state. The legislation, however, added that the city’s approval does not mean it has taken a position on whether gambling should be allowed. 

Supporters of gambling are hoping that they may get a question on the ballot this year after several years of trying.

An AJC poll released in January found that 64 percent of Georgians surveyed supported allowing casino gambling in the state, up slightly from the 62 percent who approved in 2016. 

The Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton has floated the idea of bringing a casino to the city in a new resort complex  next to its racetrack. In addition to the casino, the facility would feature a hotel, water park, convention center, apartments and retail. 

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