Members of the Alabama House Gaming Study Group revealed their plan for a comprehensive gaming plan as the push for statewide gambling begins in Montgomery.
A recent poll commissioned by the Alabama Policy Institute shows that the planned expansion of statewide gambling is not a primary concern for Republican voters ahead of the 2024 legislative session.
The people of Alabama see it time and time again. A big lottery jackpot is up for grabs and folks race across state lines to purchase their chance at millions.
Though some are pointing to 2024 as the year some type of gambling or lottery bill is passed, State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) has his doubts.
The next regular legislative session isn’t set to begin until February, but state lottery and gambling bills are already expected to take up a lot of floor time in 2024.
Earlier this month, the Alabama Legislature concluded business without addressing the issue of gambling in the state, but the work to formulate a state lottery or even a "comprehensive gaming plan" is well underway.
Although it is unclear if Alabama lawmakers will introduce another gambling bill this year, the Poarch Band Creek of Indians (PCI) launched a pro-gambling and lottery campaign over the weekend.
The winning ticket for Saturday's Powerball lottery drawing will be in excess of $1.5 billion after Wednesday drawing for a prize estimated to be worth $1.2 billion yielded no winner. If Alabamians wish to play, they will have to travel to neighboring states, given Alabama has yet to accept the lottery.
Earlier this week, Eutaw's Greenetrack closed as it is grappling with a tax bill that is coming in higher than its monthly revenue.
Greenetrack officials are finally speaking out after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the casino must pay $76 million in unpaid taxes on its gaming enterprise in Greene County.
During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Tuesday, Brown said a renewed effort in the new quadrennium was possible.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chad "Chig" Martin emphasized the ability of a governor to be able to work across racial and political lines to do what is best for the people of the state. Martin favors the passage of a lottery with all of the proceeds going to education.
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