alabama lottery

Alabama Senate Expected to Debate Casino, Lottery Bill Tuesday

State senators on Tuesday are expected to debate lottery and casino legislation. Sen. Jim McClendon (R-Springville) said he expects to bring up a bill for debate that would establish a state lottery as well as allow multiple casino sites. McClendon says he believes he has the 21 votes needed to get the measure through the Senate. The debate comes days…

What’s In The Latest Alabama Lottery Bill?

Legislators say the bill is promising.

Two weeks into the Alabama Legislative session a lottery bill is gaining support. The bill is sponsored by veteran Republican Senator Del Marsh of Anniston. Legislators say this is one of the strongest lottery bills they’ve seen in the state house in recent years. Senator Marsh’s bill has 100 percent of money going to a scholarship fund after winnings are…

Gambling Bill Passes First Hurdle in the Alabama Legislature

A lottery and casino bill has cleared its first hurdle in the Alabama Legislature. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee unanimously approved the bill this morning. The bill by Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston) proposes a state lottery and five casinos offering table games, sports betting and slot machines. The casinos would largely be located at existing dog racing tracks. The…

Governor’s Study Group on Gambling Policy 3rd Meeting

Friday morning the Governor’s Study Group on Gambling Policy held their third meeting, via zoom teleconference. The group heard from experts on gaming including the chairman of the wildly popular powerball game. Projections suggest that Alabama could see $1 Billion in gross revenue, and $250 Million in gross revenue. Chairman of the study group Todd Strange says the group is…

Lottery Bill Stalls in Alabama House

Lottery legislation has stalled in the House of Representatives after supporters did not have enough votes to get the bill up for debate. The bill has failed a procedural vote required to bring bills up for debate. Supporters were one vote short. The proposed constitutional amendment would authorize a state lottery played with paper tickets but not with video lottery…

Lottery Bill Scheduled for House Vote

A proposal to start a state lottery in Alabama is heading to a key vote in the House of Representatives. Lawmakers are expected to debate the bill this afternoon. The proposed constitutional amendment would authorize a state lottery played with paper tickets but not with video lottery terminals. The lottery legislation faces an uncertain outlook. Some conservative lawmakers are opposed to…

Alabama House Committee Holds Public Hearing on Lottery

A proposal to start a state lottery in Alabama is heading to a public hearing in the state House of Representatives. The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee has scheduled a hearing to be held this morning on the lottery legislation. The Senate-passed bill would authorize a lottery played by paper tickets. House members are expected to seek changes to…

Will Alabama Finally Have a Lottery?

Click here to see Lottery Proposal It has been four years since a major attempt at legislation for a lottery was at the State House. Now Republican Senator Jim McClendon is proposing a clean state lottery bill. “The people of Alabama, and my constituents have made it clear to me, that they want to be able to buy a lottery…

Gubernatorial Candidate Sue Bell Cobb Proposes Alabama Lottery

Democratic candidate for governor Sue Bell Cobb has announced a proposal for a statewide education lottery. The issue has come up in political campaigns for decades but has never been approved. Cobb says her “Lifelong Learner Lottery” would help fund three education programs. She says some of the money would meet the needs of Kindergarten and K-4 programs. She says there…