Alabama Senate Could Vote on Gambling Bill This Week


Alabama senators could vote on a lottery bill this week. Sen. Jim McClendon (R-Springville) said he hopes to get a Senate vote on his bill that would authorize a lottery where tickets could be sold at stores, kiosks and through a phone app.

The Senate Tourism Committee approved the bill last month, but it has yet to get a floor vote as negotiations continue over whether to include casinos.

Earlier this session, a proposal to start a state lottery and up to 10 casinos in the state failed by two votes in the Alabama Senate.

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