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Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is welcoming sports betting giant FanDuel to Georgia with a new technology campus heading to Atlanta. The move forecasts an additional 900+ jobs for the state’s job market and builds a foundation for the expansion of online sports betting, which is gaining steam in America.
The state released an announcement on their website detailing the following:
“Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that FanDuel Group, a leading sports-tech entertainment company, will invest more than $15 million in opening a technology campus in Atlanta, creating more than 900 jobs over the next five years. This new state-of-the-art facility will primarily focus on supporting the company’s product development, tech, and IT operations.”
Following the statement was a supportive message from Gov. Kemp:
“I’m proud to welcome FanDuel to the Peach State, and I look forward to seeing the countless opportunities this project creates for the hardworking Georgians across metro Atlanta.”
The technology campus will be built near Midtown and is being seen as a welcome addition to the rebounding economy.
Gov. Kemp’s positive wins in leadership have been a key influence for the swing state, despite repeated criticism from gubernatorial race runner-up Stacey Abrams. Abrams and key members of Democratic leadership scrutinized Kemp most recently during the misleading portrayal of Georgia’s voting laws, a narrative destroyed by Fox & Friends weekend co-host Will Cain during his appearance on OutKick with Clay in early April.
As far as sports betting goes in the state, Georgia previously rejected legislation regarding online betting, even as polls suggest a favorable attitude toward legalization. FanDuel’s new hub could be a potential seed leading up to 2023 when approval comes to a vote once again.
As a decision hangs in the balance, Gov. Kemp continues to find ways to fortify his state’s economy in the midst of a rebuild from 2020.
Now that New York has recently joined the list of states allowing business for sports betting, the domino continues to tip toward Georgia and other states like California to allow legal betting. First bets in New York are projected to be taken by Spring 2022.