| Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon says lottery debate will include gambling WHNT News 19|
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- A proposed lottery didn't get through the Alabama Legislature in 2019, but 2020 could be in play. "There will be a lottery bill that will come ...
Mississippi Lottery officials anticipate rush of sales from West Alabama Alabama's News Leader
People living in West Alabama will soon be able to test their luck in the lottery. Scratch-off ticket sales were set to begin December 1st, 2019 in Mississippi.
Winning Powerball ticket sold near Alabama state line WAFF
A winning Powerball tickets was sold at Lucky Here on Main Street in Ardmore, Tennessee.
Tennessee Sports Betting Vendor Applications Coming Soon August 16th, 2019 3 min read Gambling.com
Applications for Tennessee sports betting vendor licenses will be released later this month, an important step forward for the nascent industry. Board members of ...
The incarceration lottery: Alabama gambling bill gives nothing to education AL.com
It takes in less than half than any other state and gives the state's largest campaign donor a machine gambling monopoly.
Festival of Cranes factored into new hunting season, concerns remain Times Daily
Nearly 7000 people attended the weekend-long Festival of Cranes this past January where the main attractions are about 20 whooping cranes and thousands of ...
Alabama Senate passes lottery bill AL.com
The Alabama Senate passes lottery bill 21-12. The bill needed 21 votes to pass.
Trump named in Georgia lottery lawsuit, Ma Duke coming to Macon and other Middle Georgia news Macon Telegraph
Ma Duke restaurant to open in Macon, man named President Trump, VP Pence in a $100 trillion civil lawsuit regarding the lottery, Georgia kids could be ...
House District 74 candidates' forum — Alabama Political Reporter alreporter.com
Thursday, the three candidates seeking the vacant House District 74 seat met in a forum at Dalraida United Methodist Church in Montgomery. Republicans ...
2nd lottery bill filed in the Alabama Senate Montgomery Advertiser
The push for an Alabama lottery is now a competition. Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Range, filed a lottery bill this week that would establish a state lottery and limit it to ...
Alabama Voices: Time to stop daydreaming about lottery Montgomery Advertiser
Alabama needs its leaders to focus their time on attainable solutions for problems that aren't going away, and on opportunities that might if we refuse to focus.
Long shot: Latest Alabama lottery bill faces uncertain prospects Montgomery Advertiser
Republican senator will file legislation to allow vote on lottery, but GOP leadership seems unenthusiastic.
Alabama legislators push lottery bill debate to Wednesday WSFA
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA/AP) - After a bill to start a state lottery in Alabama failed on a procedural vote in the House of Representatives, legislators pushed ...
Alabama lottery bill faces uncertain fate as it heads to House WHNT News 19
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After clearing the state Senate without a vote to spare, a proposal to establish a state lottery in Alabama faces an uncertain outlook ...
With the lottery dead, what about the illegal gambling in Alabama? Yellowhammer News
So whether the AG likes the framing or not, he's is preparing to shut down illegal gambling in this state.
Alabama Lawmakers File Bills to Legalize State Lottery, Sports... Casino.Org News
Two state senators have filed bills in the Alabama Legislature to create a state lottery. In addition, a state representative has put forward two bills that would ...
Lottery bill heads to Alabama House vote as old arguments re-surface Montgomery Advertiser
The House will be in it. No one is certain who will win it. State representatives should take up a bill Tuesday that would let voters decide next March whether to ...
Alabama Sports Betting Complicated By Decades-Old Lottery Debate Sports Handle
Alabama recently joined the sports betting conversation under a bill filed on Tuesday. However, sports gambling will be just one piece of the puzzle for a state ...
Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote NBC 15 WPMI
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawmakers are headed to a vote on lottery legislation next week, as supporters aim to change Alabama's status as one of the few ...
Now is the time for an Alabama Lottery AL.com
Governor Ivey has said in the past that she would like to give the people of Alabama the opportunity to vote on a lottery.
Alabama looks good in report on gambling addiction -- but there’s one catch AL.com
WalletHub report doesn't factor in cross-state spending.
This week could determine fate of Alabama lottery bill AL.com
Alabama voters could learn this week whether they are likely to have their say on establishment of a state lottery. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives is ...
Alabama lottery proceeds would go to debt, General Fund AL.com
A plan to establish an Alabama Lottery narrowly survived in the Legislature this week.
Alabama lottery bill faces rocky road Tuscaloosa News
The sponsor of legislation to create a paper lottery in Alabama says getting the bill to final passage may be difficult.“It's a rocky road between here and there,” ...
Viewpoint: Lottery proposal a bad bill for Alabama Birmingham Business Journal
Before the Alabama legislative session kicked off, we cautioned lawmakers against passing a lottery bill that would simply help fund the government's existing ...
Possible changes to Alabama lottery bill CBS42.com
A bill that would allow a paper-only lottery in Alabama faces has an uncertain outlook as it heads to the house. House members are hoping to make changes to ...
Alabama lottery plan changed; vote next week AL.com
The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee is holding a public hearing on the bill proposing an amendment to the state Constitution to establish ...
Republican Roulette: All lotteries are not created equal AL.com
AL.COM. Before his death last year, Alabama gambling magnate Milton McGregor fought tribal gaming to a stalemate. Now that he's gone, Alabama could be ...
Walker: An Alabama Lottery would not target the poor, but fearmongers do AL.com
Two lottery bills have been proposed by Alabama lawmakers this legislative session - one that would include video gaming terminals at the state's dog tracks ...
Alabama lottery plan approved by committee AL.com
As it now stands, 75 percent of net lottery revenue would go to the General Fund and 25 percent to the Education Trust Fund.
Alabama legislative committee advances lottery bill WHNT News 19
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A legislative committee has advanced legislation that seeks to start a state lottery in Alabama. The House Economic Development ...
Looking for legislative lottery action? Don't hold your breath. Montgomery Advertiser
Senate leader doesn't plan to make legislation a priority in coming session.
Sources: More 'tribe-friendly' gambling bill on the way alreporter.com
On Wednesday, numerous lawmakers told APR that they had been informed by lobbyists working for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians that Senate President ...
WAAY 31 I-TEAM: Alabama lottery bill rejected due to lawmakers' mixed opinions WAAY
WAAY 31's I-TEAM looked at the winners and losers in Alabama's lottery fight.
Will Alabama gamble on sports? WAFF
Now that Mississippi and Arkansas have legalized sports betting, many people are wondering if Alabama will take a similar path by asking voters to change the ...
Poarch Creek Tribe only want paper games in Alabama WHNT News 19
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The future of an Alabama lottery is uncertain. The Alabama house didn't vote on a lottery bill on Tuesday, failing on a procedural motion ...
State line flooded with lottery players after Alabama lottery fails CBS42.com
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The paper lottery bill is dead for the season, the House sponsor confirms. The lottery bill in Alabama is hanging on by a thread.
Opinion | Alabama lottery: What's at stake — Alabama Political Reporter alreporter.com
Over the past few weeks, I have written a number of stories and columns detailing the specifics of potential lottery bills and what their effect on this state and its ...
Opinion | Forget a paper lottery, the Poarch Creeks have a much bigger proposal for gambling in Alabama alreporter.com
One much bigger than a simple paper lottery. One bigger than a handful of gambling machines at a few casinos. Subscribe to APR's daily newsletter. “We want ...
Alabama lawmakers to consider bills on abortion, lottery, education AL.com
A bill to make abortion a felony in Alabama could get final passage in the Senate on Tuesday.
Political analyst: Alabama Legislature’s 2019 sets the stage for big changes WHNT News 19
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Alabama Legislature's first act in 2019 -- passing a 10 cents per gallon gas tax -- made the rest of its job easier, says WHNT News 19 ...
Fate of Alabama lottery could hinge on November elections AL.com
A lottery could potentially pump $300 million annually into Alabama's economy and even more if sports betting is legalized.
McClendon to introduce lottery legislation — Alabama Political Reporter alreporter.com
State Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, has announced that he will release the details of his lottery bill at a press conference today. The 2019 Alabama regular ...
JOHN F. FLOYD: Alabama should join 21st century, legalize gambling Apalachicola Times
The Alabama Legislature is once again considering legalization of a state lottery. It is a no-brainer, yet our regal legislators struggle with making a positive ...
The Legislature will decide which sins are acceptable in Alabama AL.com
The legislative session is over and I am still mad about the lottery bill failing.
Opinion | Albritton, Marsh introduce Indian lottery bill, sell out Alabama citizens alreporter.com
There are probably nicer ways I could say that, but what's the point, really? Why am I worried about the feelings of two guys who are actively working to take food ...
The Daily Stampede 2019 College Football Wins Pool The Daily Stampede
The first two picks were obvious... but what about the other 58? See how members of our staff drafted as they try to collect the most wins in the 2019 college ...
Alabama House Democrats call for lottery, medical marijuana AL.com
The Alabama House Democratic Caucus said it's legislative agenda is based on "kitchen table issues."
Gas tax plan might bring new calls for Alabama lottery AL.com
The Alabama House of Representatives meets on Jan. 8, 2019, during its organizational session. Lawmakers can now pre-file bills for the regular session, which ...
House Committee approves lottery bill — Alabama Political Reporter alreporter.com
On Wednesday, the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee gave a favorable report to a constitutional amendment that would create a state ...
Alabama bill seeks to restore bingo to dog tracks WHNT News 19
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As lawmakers debate a proposed state lottery, separate bills seek to restore electronic bingo operations to state dog tracks.
Dueling lottery bills to go before Alabama lawmakers WHNT News 19
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers are holding a public hearing on dueling lottery proposals. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee is ...
Alabama lottery bills making progress since introduction one week ago WKRG News 5
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WKRG) — No one has picked winning Powerball numbers in the country since last year. The jackpot has ballooned to $750 million dollars ...
Roll Sports Betting Tide: New Bill Appears In Alabama Legal Sports Report
The list of states that have considered or introduced sports betting bills now stands at 37 after an unlikely state -- Alabama -- joined the party on Tuesday.
Opinion | Other states use lotteries to give kids a brighter future. Alabama wants to use lottery to build prisons alreporter.com
We've always had a vision problem in this state. We are perpetually satisfied with how things are, with keeping things how they are, with resisting any change ...
Alabama House of Representatives to take up lottery bill Tuesday WHNT News 19
ARDMORE, Ala. - The residents of Ardmore, Alabama are uniquely positioned to see what the lottery can do for a community. Just across the state line in ...
House District 74 runoff: Charlotte Meadows looks to education in GOP run Montgomery Advertiser
Former Montgomery Board of Education president, current LEAD board chair wants to bring resources in for public schools.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Quietly Legalizes Daily Fantasy... Casino.Org News
Alabama DFS bill has been signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey but there's still no sign of a lottery on the horizon, despite millions it would bring.
Alabama needs a lottery AL.com
It is easy to get caught up in the hype and excitement surrounding even the slightest sliver of a chance at winning. Alabamians make the drive to the Tennessee, ...
EDITORIAL | State lottery could greatly benefit Alabama The Auburn Plainsman
Alabama's budget is sorely needing sources of funding. No longer can the state face more budget cuts, and Alabama's politicians are unwilling to increase the ...
Opinion | Counteroffer: A gaming plan the dog track owners would likely accept alreporter.com
Last week, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians laid out its starting point for any negotiations concerning a lottery and gambling legislation. Arthur Mothershed ...
How much money do Alabama residents spend on lottery tickets across state lines? CBS42.com
We are looking into how much money Alabama residents are spending on lottery tickets across state lines.
Editorial: Some truths about a lottery in Alabama Anniston Star
Now that lottery bills have again entered the Alabama Legislature, let's talk the truth about our state and state-run lotteries.
When Mobile caught casino fever, and a kiss from Trump AL.com
Donald Trump kisses the City of Mobile seal during a visit on Aug. 25, 1993. Alabama was considering legislation that could have opened the way for casino ...
Opinion | The lottery is dead. Long live the lottery alreporter.com
The paper-only lottery bill appears to have mercifully died in the House. It should have failed in the Senate because it was never more than a diversion to ensure ...
Chance or skill? Daily fantasy sports debate reignited in Alabama AL.com
Legislation that legalizes daily fantasy sports was approved by a House committee on Wednesday. The same debate -- a game of chance or skill -- continues to ...
Opinion | A straight lottery is great for the Poarch Creeks, not so great for the rest of Alabama alreporter.com
In Michigan in 2017, the state's 19 tribal casinos contributed roughly $97 million worth of their profits to state and local government entities — their end of ...
Lawmakers prepared to discuss lottery legislation in upcoming session WHNT News 19
MADISON, Ala. - Lawmakers say it's likely they will debate bringing a lottery to the state of Alabama during the upcoming legislative session. North Alabama ...
Alabama church returns $25,000 gift from casino WHNT News 19
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama church damaged by a tornado is returning a $25000 donation from a casino because it doesn't support gambling.
Could sports betting & marijuana be good funding sources for Alabama? WAFF
The Retirement Systems of Alabama hopes state lawmakers look at new sources of funding to run state government.
Let the people vote for a lottery in Alabama Montgomery Advertiser
We, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians believe that each and every citizen should have the right to vote on the lottery issue, and we support legislation providing ...
Alabama lawmaker proposing statewide gaming bill CBS42.com
MONTGOMERY, Ala (WIAT)- State Democratic Representative Pebblin Warren says, it's time to spread the wealth when it comes to electronic bingo in the ...
Pebblin Warren plays ball on lottery The Alexander City Outlook
Believing Republicans in the Alabama House of Representatives will need Democratic help to pass a lottery amendment, Rep. Pebblin Warren (D-Tuskegee) ...
The anonymous winner of the largest lottery jackpot is donating part of it to Alabama tornado victims CNN
She decided to donate because she claimed the money when a tornado struck Alabama in early March, her lawyer said.
Alabama’s Longtime Hostility to Gambling Shows Signs of Fading The New York Times
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Even more than its Bible Belt neighbors, Alabama has steadfastly resisted legalizing gambling for generations. The clout of evangelical ...
Alabamians are one step closer to a lottery that will not fund education WRBL
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WRBL) - Alabamians are one step closer to voting on a statewide paper lottery during next year's presidential primary on March third.
New lottery machines could help dog tracks WBRC
An Alabama lawmaker sponsoring a lottery bill in the state legislature said people crossing state lines by the thousands to buy tickets could build support for his ...
Proposed bill could make the lottery a reality in Alabama WAAY
The Alabama legislature is still hashing out exactly what lottery money would pay for, but education is one of the possibilities.
Raising Alabama: The need for more revenue WSFA
The latest numbers show Alabama ranks 50th in the nation in tax collection.
Could we see a lottery proposal to help fund prisons? WSFA
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama's prisons have been grossly underfunded for years and lawmakers need to make reforms to avoid a federal takeover.
Poarch Creeks subject of multiple federal probes, White House is watching alreporter.com
UPDATE: Late Friday evening, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians released a statement disputing that the tribe is under investigation, calling the comments from ...
Desperate for revenue, towns gamble, lose their bet AL.com
Economically depressed western Jefferson County towns have been looking for ways to generate revenue.
House committee approves bill protecting VictoryLand bingo Montgomery Advertiser
A House committee on Wednesday approved a local constitutional amendment aimed at protecting electronic bingo at VictoryLand in Macon County, part of a ...
Reader poll says let Alabama vote on a lottery AL.com
Last week, we shared a poll question with readers: Should Alabama residents get a chance to vote on a lottery?
Nevada is tops in gambling spending, but what's the lottery, casino tab in other states? USA TODAY
Gambling is becoming legal in more states and in different ways as of late. With online betting and the rising popularity of fantasy sports and sports betting, there ...
VictoryLand amendment fails in Alabama Senate Montgomery Advertiser
A bill aimed at protecting electronic bingo at VictoryLand in Macon County fell two votes short of passage in the Alabama Senate on Thursday morning.
Mississippi to start selling lottery tickets Dec. 1 AL.com
Mississippi will be in the lottery game by the end of the year. The Mississippi Lottery Commission announced it plans to start offering lottery scratch-off tickets on ...
Here's the 'deadest bill' of the Alabama House's 2019 session Montgomery Advertiser
Annual "Shroud Award" goes to bills that never came to a vote.
Winning lottery ticket for Alabama Waffle House waitress led to lawsuit, kidnapping AL.com
A customer gave Tonda Dickerson a lottery ticket in 1999 that netted her $10 million. Her life changed forever.
Opinion | The feds are monitoring Alabama's lottery debate because something stinks alreporter.com
A couple of weeks ago, as one of the worst lottery bills in history passed the Alabama Senate, I wrote that it would be amazing if the process that led to its ...
Winner of $1.5 billion Mega Millions lottery comes forward; takes cash payout of $877 million AL.com
The winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions lottery has chosen to remain anonymous.
Amended lottery bill would include education funding Birmingham Business Journal
An Alabama House committee has amended the lottery bill recently passed by the Alabama Senate to include funding for education. According to the ...
‘Where do we find the money?’ Once again, Medicaid expansion stalls in Alabama AL.com
Alabama lawmakers are expected to adjourn their legislation session next week without having a vote on legislation that would expand Medicaid. Lawmakers ...
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Ala. Senate passes bill legalizing fantasy sports, ups tax WHNT News 19
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate has passed legislation legalizing online fantasy sports contests. Former Attorney General Luther Strange ...
Alabama house delays vote on distracted driving bill WHNT News 19
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives has delayed a vote on an effort to ban the use of handheld cellphones while driving.
Opinion | A time for lions, not sheep — Alabama Political Reporter alreporter.com
Every four years, Alabama lawmakers have an opportunity to do bold things that are usually politically impossible in other years of the legislative quadrennium.
South Carolina lottery winner donates to Alabama tornado victims AL.com
The winner of $878 million wishes to remain anonymous in order to "live a life of relative normalcy," she said in a statement issued by her lawyer.
Why Alabama is far behind Mississippi on sports gambling AL.com
Mississippi will become the first Southern state in the U.S. to begin offering sports betting on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. In this July 14, 2018, photo shows people ...
Abortion ban takes center stage in Alabama House AL.com
A bill that would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion except in cases of serious health risk to the woman has 67 co-sponsors in the 104-member ...