Georgia’s illegal gaming machine payoffs raise probability of new limits Jill Nolin, Georgia Recorder · September 24, 2020 at 3:09 pm A push to curb illegal cash payouts for slot machine-like gaming is bringing state lawmakers and industry players together to mull potential regulatory changes. At issue are gaming machines that resemble those clustered in abundance at casinos, but in Georgia, they are found at VFWs, convenience stores, restaurants and other locations. Unlike the machines in Las Vegas, a player in Georgia is not supposed to walk away with cash winnings. But Sen. Larry Walker says that is what is happening back in his middle Georgia district. In Georgia, winners playing on any of the nearly 25,000 machines in the state are only eligible for credits that can be redeemed for lottery tickets, fuel and store merchandise.