Georgia Senators cool on gambling, warm on online sales tax Beau Evans, Athens Banner-Herald · January 14, 2020 at 3:23 pm ATLANTA | Georgia Senate leaders have cast the prospects for new legalized gambling in doubt. Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, plus members of the influential Senate Majority Caucus, all said passing gambling legislation is low on the legislative totem pole this year. Instead, they aim to push through bills to boost revenue collections from online sales, expand rural broadband internet and bolster foster care services. “I just haven’t seen that overwhelming support for gambling here in Georgia,” Duncan, the Senate’s presiding officer, said at a news conference following the session’s first day on Monday.