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Bill filed to allow Alabamians to vote on lottery, expanding gaming

Bill filed to allow Alabamians to vote on lottery, expanding gaming
Bill filed to allow Alabamians to vote on lottery, expanding gaming(KFYR-TV)
Published: Feb. 9, 2021 at 6:33 PM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Alabama Sen. Del Marsh filed a gambling bill Tuesday night.

It would allow Alabamians to vote on expanding gaming and establishing a lottery in the state.

The proposal would:

  • Establish an education lottery to generate revenue for scholarships.
  • Limit gaming to five locations: A new site in Jackson or DeKalb counties, Birmingham Race Course, Victoryland in Shorter, Greenetrack in Eutaw and Mobile Greyhound Park.
  • The locations would be authorized to conduct “casino-style games,” including slot machines and table games.
  • Casino-style games and sports wagering could be operated at the five locations, and subject to a compact, on land held in trust for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
  • Establish a gaming trust fund to receive fees and gaming commission to regulate gaming activity within the state.

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1N4mPxC5VKawP8CWTaSgD1dRjdAAp_oS2/view?usp=sharing

Much of the money from the taxing, gaming and licensing fees at casinos would go to the general fund budget.

Marsh said the bill could be on the Senate floor Thursday.

Marsh said the gambling package would bring in $700 million each year. This does not include money from a possible compact with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

Much of the money from the taxing, gaming and licensing fees at casinos would go to the general fund budget.

Marsh said the bill could be on the Senate floor Thursday.

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