Introduction to Georgia Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2019
Georgia slot machine casino gambling consists of a single casino boat making daily trips to international waters where casino gambling is legal.
There are no payout limits for Georgia’s casino boat. Further, there is no public reporting of actual return statistics.
This post continues my weekly State-By-State Slot Machine Casino Gambling Series, an online resource dedicated to guiding slot machine casino gambler to success. Now in its third year, each weekly post reviews slots gambling in a single U.S. state, territory, or federal district.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in Georgia*
The minimum legal gambling age in Georgia depends upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: Not available
- Poker Rooms: Not available
- Bingo: 18
- Lottery: 18
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: 18
The legal gambling age on casino boats sailing from Georgia ports is 21. Anyone wishing to board must present a government-issued photo I.D. showing they meet this minimum gambling age of 21 for Georgia.
*The purpose of this section is to inform the public of state gambling laws and how the laws might apply to various forms of gaming. It is not legal advice.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in Georgia
It is legal to own a slot machine in Georgia privately if manufactured before 1950.
Gaming Control Board in Georgia
Georgia has a Georgia Lottery Corporation to regulate the state lottery.
Otherwise, the state has a Commercial Gambling Unit (CGU), responsible for coin-operated amusement machines at convenience stores and other businesses around the state.
Casinos in Georgia
There are land-based casinos in Georgia. However, a day-trip casino boat ships out of Brunswick, nicknamed the Shrimp Capital of the World, in the southeast corner of the state.
Commercial Casinos in Georgia
The single casino in Georgia is not land-based. Instead, it is a 200-foot, 4-deck yacht making daily gaming trips to international waters. The Emerald Princess II Casino accommodates up to 400 passengers.
Onboard, the casino boat has 250 slot machines, 12 blackjack tables, four poker tables, two Roulette wheels, and a Craps table.
The ticket price for individuals to board is $10 per person. Regularly scheduled day-long cruises are:
- Monday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Tuesday: 7 p.m. to Midnight
- Wednesday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Thursday: 4 p.m. to Midnight
- Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. to Midnight
- Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tribal Casinos in Georgia
There are no tribal casinos in Georgia. In addition, the state of Georgia has no federally-recognized American Indian tribes.
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying Georgia slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state. Bordering Georgia is:
Each of the links above will take you to my state-specific blog for that neighboring state to Georgia.
Our Georgia Slots Facebook Group
Are you interested in sharing and learning with other slots enthusiasts in Georgia? If so, join our new Georgia slots community on Facebook. All you’ll need is a Facebook profile to join this closed Facebook Group freely.
There, you’ll be able to privately share your slots experiences as well as chat with players about slots gambling in or near Georgia. Join us!
Payout Returns in Georgia
Casino cruises are to international waters without a gaming jurisdiction. Therefore, there are no legal limits for minimum or maximum payout returns. Typically, casino boat operators don’t publish their actual payout return statistics.
A casino boat operator sets theoretical payout returns to satisfy their business goals. If set too low, it results in an unacceptable amount of customer dissatisfaction, reputation, and future business. If set too high, the boat operator makes less profit than desired to, pardon the pun, to keep their business afloat.
Summary of Georgia Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2019
Georgia slot machine casino gambling consists of the Emerald Princess II Casino, a casino gambling boat that sails out of the port of Brunswick. Once three miles offshore to international waters, gambling is not illegal. Individuals must be 21 to board.
Annual Progress in Georgia Slot Machine Casino Gambling
In the last year, the Emerald Princess II Casino boat changed its minimum gambling age from 18 to 21.
Other State-By-State Articles from Professor Slots
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