Gambling

How Are This Year’s Elections Having an Impact on the Legislative Session?

All 140 legislators in Alabama are up for election this year, and according to Alabama News Network Political Analyst Steve Flowers, this will play a major role in the outcome of proposed bills. The Alabama Legislature is tackling some big bills including permitless carry, gambling, and school choice. Flowers says gun advocate groups have pushed for the permitless carry bill…

Ivey Q&A: Governor Discusses Gambling, Prisons and COVID-19

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters should be the ones who decide whether to expand casino offerings or create a state lottery, Gov. Kay Ivey said Wednesday as she vowed to not negotiate a compact with a federal Native American tribe unless voters approve expanded gambling. “I just strongly believe the people have the final say in that issue,” Ivey…

Ivey Q&A: Governor discusses gambling, prisons and COVID

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she will not negotiate a compact with a federal Native American tribe unless voters approve expanded gambling. Ivey sat down with reporters Wednesday and said that state voters should have the final say over whether to expand casino offerings or create a state lottery. The Republican governor also defended her decision…

Gambling, virus bills before lawmakers in 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers are beginning the 2021 regular session. Republican Sen. Del Marsh said Tuesday that he hopes to introduce his planned lottery and gambling bill as soon as possible. Marsh said he believes voters are “ready to address this issue.” Republican lawmakers have said a top priority will be legislation to shield companies and others from…

Wind Creek Prepares to Reopen Casino Doors

Many entertainment venues are reopening their doors after months of closures from the coronavirus guidelines. Wind Creek Hospitality gave Alabama News Network a look at some of the changes its made prior to reopening casinos and hotels next week. “We’ve spent the last couple of months in great detail going through, working through the options, finding out what the CDC…

Lottery Bill is Dead in the House of Representatives

The lottery bill stalled on the floor Tuesday after not receiving enough procedural votes for a debate. We now have confirmation that the bill is dead. Representative Steve Clouse sponsored the bill, and carried it through the House.  He said at the end of the day, he thinks it came down to Greene and Macon County. Those two counties have…