lottery

Poarch Band of Creek Indians Propose New Gambling Plan in Alabama

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians released its comprehensive plan for gaming legislation in Alabama. The proposed plan would include a clean, traditional lottery and two additional hotels/casinos with unlimited gaming. It also includes a one-time $225 million payment to the state for exclusive gaming rights. Under the plan, the Tribe would also share some of its gaming revenue with the…

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…

House Committee to Consider Revamped Lottery Bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A legislative committee is considering reworked lottery legislation as supporters anticipate a tight vote in the House of Representatives. The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee on Thursday heard details of a substitute plan by Rep. Steve Clouse. Committee members will vote next week. The bill, like the Senate-passed plan, authorizes a lottery with paper tickets….

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…

Senate Committee Approves Lottery Bill

A Senate committee has approved lottery legislation aimed at letting Alabama join multi-state games such as Powerball. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee on Wednesday approved the proposed constitutional amendment by a 3-2 vote. However, the bill is expected to face opposition if it makes it to a floor vote. Alabama is one of a few states without a lottery….

What do Alabamians think about the special session?

Lawmakers failed to pass any lottery measures in time for the November ballot in the special session. In fact, all of the measures died after extensive debate.  It’s something that has many voters questioning what’s going on in Montgomery. Alabama News Network wanted to know if voters thought the special session was a waste of their tax money or a step…

Lottery Bill Dies in Alabama Senate

Gov. Robert Bentley’s proposed state lottery has failed in the Alabama Senate. Senators on Friday voted 23-7 to reject changes the House of Representatives made to the bill. Sen. Jim McClendon, the bill’s sponsor, said the legislation is “dead” for the session. Senate support for the bill crumbled after Democrats said they could no longer support it. Democrats objected to…

Lottery bill goes to House floor Thursday

Debates of a lottery bill continued Wednesday in the legislature.  A lottery bill made it out of a House committee and will be discussed on the House floor Thursday. Governor Robert Bentley calls this a step in the right direction. “I’m asking legislators to let the people vote on this issue,” he said, “this has been a decade’s old problem…

Update: House Committee Approves Lottery Bill

A House committee has approved a lottery bill backed by Gov. Robert Bentley. The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approved the bill Wednesday on an 8-3 vote. The full House of Representatives will debate the bill Thursday. Bentley is seeking the first statewide vote on a lottery since 1999. The governor proposed a lottery as a means to provide…