Rise to the Moment of Truth Sunday, February 25, 2024

Tag: LOTTERY

Gambling Alabama News
Lawmakers unveil plans to legalize gambling in Alabama — 'Above all, we believe the people deserve the right to vote on this issue'

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.

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Poll: Gambling expansion not a top priority for GOP voters

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.

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State Sen. Elliott supports lottery but not 'messy' gaming bills of the past

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.

Givhan Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan doubtful stand-alone lottery, casino gambling bill will pass in 2024

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.

Brock Colvin Alabama News
State Rep. Colvin cool on state lottery: 'I don’t think it’s the game-changer that everybody makes it out to be'

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.

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State Rep. Whitt: 'We will see some form of legislation introduced in the upcoming 2024 session related to the lottery or a comprehensive gaming plan'

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.

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Poarch Band of Creek Indians revives 'Winning for Alabama' pro-gambling campaign

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.

Siegelman Alabama News
'I told you so, Alabama': Siegelman laments failed 1999 lottery vote

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.

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State Sen. Elliott: Greenetrack tax liability, closure could open door for straight lottery bill

Earlier this week, Eutaw's Greenetrack closed as it is grappling with a tax bill that is coming in higher than its monthly revenue.

CASINO GAMBLING GAMING LOTTERY BETTING Alabama News
Greenetrack to remove all Bingo machines after $76 million tax lien from the state

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.

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State Rep. Brown: Lottery, sports and casino gaming can be separate votes

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Tuesday, Brown said a renewed effort in the new quadrennium was possible.

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Chad “Chig” Martin is confident headed into the Democratic primary

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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Mike Dunn drops out of U.S. Senate race to run for Alabama Senate, endorsing Durant

Iraq War veteran Mike Dunn told 1819 News on Monday that he is running for Alabama Senate District 17 in the Republican primary and...

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Businessman Chad “Chig” Martin qualifies as Democratic candidate for Governor

By Brandon Moseley Chad “Chig” Martin announced on Thursday that he has qualified to run for Governor with the Alabama Democratic Party....