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The one gaming bill with traction in the state Capitol

9:00 am Mar. 4, 2017

Most of us think that the power of a law lies in its commands — in the “shall” and “shall not.” But just as often, the true authority is hidden in a statute’s definitions.

Within the words that say what is, and what is not.

Last Monday, Republicans in the state Senate abandoned their effort to bring the roulette wheel and high-stakes crap table into Georgia. A House attempt on Friday was