Georgia Online Gambling Laws

Georgia has always been rather conservative when it comes to gambling. In fact, the local state-operated lottery was introduced as late as 1992, almost three decades after most of the other states have already passed similar regulations. Consequently, the number of land-based gambling options in Georgia is very limited – the only safe option is the rather limited charitable gambling. Fortunately, Georgia hasn’t regulated online gambling yet, which means that local gambling enthusiasts can escape these strict regulations by playing on one of the popular offshore gambling sites.

Top Georgia Legal Sites

Georgia Statutes are rather strict when dealing with land-based gambling – the definition of the act itself is rather broad and the offence of illegal gambling is considered to be  misdemeanor. The local laws also prohibit the transfer of information that is related to bets, but there are no cases that’d indicate that the authorities have ever planned to use this regulation against online players.

Georgia Online Gambling FAQ

What laws cover online gambling in Georgia?

All of the issues that have to do with real money gambling are explained in Georgia Statutes. Despite the fact that online gambling isn’t directly mentioned in any of the aforementioned statutes, you need to understand that it would be theoretically possible for Georgia police to argue that Georgia regulations do in fact reffer to online play. However, even if the authorities were interested in using this loophole to go after individual players, getting an actual conviction would still be extremely unlikely.

Is real money online gambling legal in Georgia?

Online real money gaming isn’t prohibited in Georgia, which means that there’s nothing to stop you from joining one of the US-facing offshore sites. However, please keep in mind that none of the sites that accept Georgia-based players are actually licensed and regulated there.

Which offshore gambling sites accept Georgia residents?

Georgia residents are welcome on all major offshore sites, including casinos, poker rooms and sportsbooks.

What are the most popular banking options supported by Georgia -facing sites?

The most popular banking method when it comes to making a deposit is to use a credit or debit card. Most players withdraw their winnings by requesting a bank wire transfer.

Does Georgia offer any intrastate online gambling?

No. Georgia doesn’t seem to be all that interested in establishing a fenced online gambling market. In fact, Georgia-based companies aren’t allowed to offer online gambling services, which is the reason why Georgia doesn’t have regulated local gambling sites like Nevada or New Jersey.

Is it likely for Georgia to regulate online gambling?

No, Georgia is one of the few states that are more likely to pass anti-iGaming laws than to allow intrastate online gambling.

Georgia Gambling Resource

Georgia Statutes:

http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/

Georgia Lottery:

http://m.galottery.com/

More Legal Resources for Georgia Residents

Courts

Cobb County Magistrate Court
Cobb County has one of the largest Magistrate Courts in Georgia and is one of the very few courts in the United States that operates 24 hours a day.

Fulton County State Court
Resources and information on Foreclosure and State criminal records.

Georgia Supreme Court
Information about the Supreme Court and the administration of justice in Georgia.

Gwinnett Courts
This site is the central source of court information for the Gwinnett County judicial system.

Government Officials

Georgia Elected Officials
Information on the current elected officials in Georgia.

Georgia Secretary of State
Official website of Cathy Cox, Georgia’s Secretary of State.

Law Libraries/Schools

Alexander Campbell King Law Library
Official website of the Alexander Campbell King Law Library at the University of Georgia.

Fulton County Law Library
Official website for the Fulton County Law Library, including information on library catalog, resources for the Georgia court system and general library information.

Georgia Legal Ethics Library
Resources for the Georgia Legal Ethics Library.

Georgia State University – College of Law
Home page for the Georgia State University – College of Law.

John Marshall Law School
Information and resources for the John Marshall Law School in Atlanta.

Mercer University – School of Law
Official website for the Mercer University School of Law, including resources for current and prospective students.

Legal Forms

Georgia Tax Forms
Online forms for filing taxes in the state of Georgia.

Legislation

Georgia Government
Comprehensive listing of the Georgia state agencies including the Executive, Legislative and Judicial departments.

State of Georgia Online
Home page for the state of Georgia including information on state resources and government.

Legislatures

Georgia General Assembly
Official website for the Georgia House of Representative and Senate.

Georgia State Governor
Official website for Sonny Perdue, Governor of Georgia.

Professional Associations

Atlanta Law Library Association
Official website for the Atlanta Law Library Association, an official chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries.

Atlanta Legal Aid Society
The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has represented Atlanta’s poor in civil legal cases since 1924.

Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
The mission of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers is to encourage philanthropy by women lawyers in Georgia for the benefit of the greater community.

Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Official website of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers including information on seminar schedules, member resources and publications.

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Home page for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

State Bar of Georgia
Official website for the State Bar of Georgia.

Public Defender Information

Georgia Attorney General
Official website for Sam Olens, Georgia’s Attorney General.

Georgia Department of Corrections
Official website for the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Georgia Public Defender Standards CouncilThe Georgia Public Defender Standards Council is an independent agency within the judicial branch of the state government of Georgia.

Public Interest Organizations

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides free legal representation to low-income people through the generosity of attorneys in the community.