OPINION: It will, and should, be up to the voters to decide whether gambling expands in Georgia Bill Ferguson, Macon Telegraph · January 18, 2020 at 9:55 am Do you like to bet on sports? Do you have a passion for horse racing? Or do you like to do your best James Bond impersonation and hit the casinos, looking to beat the house? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions you know you have to leave the state of Georgia to scratch your high-stakes gaming itch, but that could change soon. Our state legislature is expected to give serious consideration to legalizing sports betting, horse racing, and casino operation during the upcoming legislative session. It’s not the first time the possibility of loosening up restrictions on in-state gambling has been discussed in Atlanta.