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Casino, Lottery Bill heads to Key House Vote

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Lottery and casino legislation is headed to a key vote in the Alabama Legislature. The Alabama House of Representatives is scheduled to debate the gambling proposal Thursday. The bill would establish a state lottery and casino locations, mostly at existing state dog tracks and sites owned by the Poarch Creek Indians. Supporters argue it is time…

Alabama Senate Approves Lottery, Casino Bill

The Alabama Senate has approved a  lottery and casino legislation as lawmakers make a third attempt to advance a gambling bill this session. Senators voted 23-9 for the proposed constitutional amendment would establish a state lottery and allow nine casino sites in the state. Casino and sports betting sites would be located in Macon County as well as Jefferson County,…

Gambling Bill Fails in Alabama Senate By Two Votes

  The Alabama Senate has voted down a bill that would have created a constitutional amendment to legalize gambling in the state. The bill got 19 votes in favor and 13 against, but needed 21 votes to pass due to it being a proposed constitutional amendment. The bill originally had five locations for planned casinos. Before a final vote was…

Lottery, casino bill introduced in Alabama Legislature

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama lawmaker has filed a proposal to start a lottery and allow casinos in the state. Republican Sen. Del Marsh of Anniston introduced the much-anticipated gambling bill Tuesday. Marsh says his bill proposes a state lottery and five casinos, mostly at existing dog tracks. Alabama voters must approve any change to the state Constitution to…

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…

Proposed Lottery Bill Will Fund Pre-K, College Scholarships if Approved

Alabama lawmakers could once again debate the idea of starting a state lottery. Republican. Rep. Steve Clouse of Ozark says he will introduce a lottery bill in the legislative session that begins next week. Clouse’s proposal would split proceeds between the state’s prekindergarten program and college scholarships. A proposal to start a state lottery cleared the Alabama Senate last year,…