4. Economic Development Committee Chairman Ron Stephens, introduced legislation last year that would would legalize casino resorts in Georgia. On Tuesday, the AJC reported that a compromise to legalize casinos in Georgia is moving ahead in the state Legislature, with a scaled-back effort that would allow two gaming "resort destinations" — one in Atlanta and one in either Savannah, Columbus or Augusta.
5. Past proposals to build casino resorts in DeKalb County, Gwinnett County and Underground Atlanta faced stiff opposition, and ultimately fizzled out. But, the Jan. 24 AJC report shows new details are confirmed on casino legislation in Georgia.
6. Although Atlanta is home to the world's busiest airport, and is one of the country's biggest convention destinations, it is among the largest metro areas in the country without Vegas-style gambling.
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