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Atlanta Magazine Focus On: Commercial Gambling (COAMs)

September 10, 2023 Posted In Criminal Defense,Gambling

Atlanta Magazine Focus On Commercial Gambling (COAMs)

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COAMs: An Exception to Gambling

August 13, 2015 Posted In Gambling

The Stakes Have Been Raised Bona fide coin-operated amusement devices, referred to as COAMs, are exceptions to the gambling statutes. They are legal to operate in Georgia in accordance with O.C.G.A. §§ 16-12-35 and 48-17-1 et seq. and as authorized and regulated by the Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC). That’s because they are designed and manufactured…

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Commercial Gambling Consequences

February 27, 2013 Posted In Gambling

Because the consequences are significant, if you are under investigation or have been arrested for a commercial gambling offense, you need to retain criminal defense counsel who is knowledgeable and experienced in this particular area of the law. In 2010, the Georgia Supreme Court held that certain electronic gaming machines that require some level of…

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