Alabama tourism committee advances lottery and casino bill
By KIM CHANDLER
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama legislative committee has advanced lottery and casino legislation.
The Senate Tourism Committee on Wednesday voted for a proposed constitutional amendment on the issue.
It would authorize a state lottery, sports betting, eight full casinos with slots and table games and two smaller gambling sites. The proposal now moves to the Senate floor.
Supporters told the committee Alabama residents want to to vote on the issue of gambling.
Opponents argued the bill would reward a few select operators. The casinos would be located at existing state dog tracks and sites owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
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3/9/2022 3:11:01 PM (GMT -6:00)