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…