Gambling is legal in Georgia, and poker in particular. Gambling has been actively developed in the country for more than 20 years already.
The modern history of the gaming industry in Georgia originates in the Soviet Union. After Georgia gained independence, the country's gaming industry started with a clean slate: casinos began to open across the country; there were no gambling laws as such at all.
Serious attempts to curb gambling were made only in the early 2000's. After the resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili Georgia's new government announced their plans to prohibit gambling partially or completely. Since then for about two years have passed, no significant changes in the industry are observed.