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  • Georgia Casino News : Casino Versus Online Fantasy Gaming

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    Georgia Casino News : Casino Versus Online Fantasy Gaming (The following is an interview with the Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Problem Gambling.) GCPG: Are daily fantasy sports legal in Georgia? E.G.: The Georgia Attorney General office is the entity that makes this determination. As of 3/1/16, the Attorney General has issued informal advice that
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  • Are Fantasy Sports Legal in GA

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    Are Fantasy Sports Legal in Georgia Georgia: The Big Story on DraftKings, FanDuel and Fantasy Sports- are fantasy sports legal in GA ?? As of this writing, the short answer is yes. Or at least the Attorney General's office- the horses mouth- has not rendered a formal opinion that they are illegal. At the core
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  • Alpharetta Gambling Bust

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    An Alpharetta gambling bust on March 16 2015 prompted a WSB TV, Atlanta Journal and AM 750 Radio search for experts on March Madness sports gambling the role of gambling addiction. The bust involved an evening NCAA March Madness gambling event. The Georgia Council on Problem Gambling was asked to provide commentary on the event.
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  • Georgia Video Poker

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    Georgia Video Poker Slots: Legal Gambling, Illegally Operated April 17 2015: Macon Telegraph published in-depth story and interview with GCPG on the dilemma of video poker/slots. Click here to read the full interview with the GCPG Executive Director. The machines are most often seen in convenience stores statewide. The Georgia video poker machines are legal
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  • Over 250,000 TV Viewers for GCPG Public Awareness Campaign

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    Problem Gambling in the News Pictured here with GCPG President, Eric Groh, Tara Carino with Preeminent Partners public relations firm executed an aggressive media campaign in June 2014 to publicize that help is indeed available for problem gambling in Atlanta, Macon, Augusta, McDonough and other locations in Georgia. Two stories ran in 4 evening news slots on WSB 2 and  CBS 46.
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  • Welcome our Fort Valley State University Intern.

    Edil Yusuf is a senior at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA. She has selected an internship in addiction as she intends to pursue a master’s degree in professional counseling. Ms. Yusuf has been an incredible asset to our organization and is conducting a literature review of psychotherapies for gambling addiction.
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