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(Proposed) Alabama Lottery

A constitutional amendment to allow a State Lottery was soundly defeated on October 12, 1999. With 98% of precincts reporting, 663,988 people, or 54%, opposed the lottery referendum, and 559,377 people, or 46%, supported it. Turnout was estimated at 50%.


News 2013
May 17, 2013 Players Cross State Lines to Purchase Lottery Tickets
April 11, 2013 Republican Says Platform to Include Provision to Create a State Lottery
March 19, 2013 NIGC Confirms Indian Gaming in Alabama is Subject to Federal, Not State Laws
February, 2013 Democrats Push Again for State Lottery on the Ballot

News 2012
July 29, 2012 Alabama Lottery Revenue Lags Behind Other States
April 7, 2012 Out-Of-State Lottery Tickets Won't Be Illegal: Attorney General
February 28, 2012 Judge Refuses to Dismiss Any of the Charges Against Five of the Defendants in Gambling Trial
February 7, 2012 Lawmaker Suggests State Lottery as an Answer to Alabama’s Recurring Budget Problems
January 8, 2012 State Senator Renews Drive to Toughen Gambling Restrictions
January 4, 2012 Judge Says No Acquittals in Alabama Gambling Case

News 2011
October 30, 2011 Judge Refuses to Block Alabama Gambling Retrial
August 12, 2011 Judge to Discuss Retrial for Alabama Gambling Case

News 2010
June 7, 2011 Bingo Corruption Trial Enters Second Day of Jury Selection
Oct 12, 2010 More Indictments May Be Coming in State Gambling Probe
Sept 21, 2010 Poll Showed a Majority of Alabamians Would Support Another Statewide Vote on a Lottery
Sept 9, 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate Discusses Lottery Plan
July 21, 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate Talks-Up Education Lottery While On Campaign Trail
June 2, 2010 Democrat Nominee Will Continue To Push for State Lottery
May 26, 2010 Alabama Lawmaker Touts State Lottery
April 27, 2010 Gubernatorial Candidates Take Stands on Gambling


Electronic Bingo Bill Pulled From Consideration in Alabama House
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (April 21, 2010) - A bill to legalize, tax and regulate electronic bingo machines was pulled from consideration in the Alabama House on Wednesday with reporting that the sponsor said the issue appears dead after dominating the 2010 session of the Legislature................Subscribers

Some Gubernatorial Candidates Want to Legalize Nearly all Gambling in Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (March 14, 2010) -- Reports that nearly every type of gambling would be legal in Alabama -- including card games, sports betting, craps and roulette -- if two contenders for the state's top job were to get their way.......................Subscribers

Lottery Business Booming Along Alabama Borders with Tennessee and Georgia
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (March 12, 2010) - The intense debate over electronic bingo in Alabama appears to have no affect on people crossing state lines to play the lottery. One of Tennessee's top-selling lottery outlets estimates 60-65% of its business comes from Alabama lottery players....................Subscribers

Poll Finds Overwhelming (70%) Support for State Lottery
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (March 3, 2010) – According to a local media report a poll conducted for the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) found a significant majority said electronic bingo should be allowed, and that it should be taxed and regulated.................Subscribers

Alabama Gambling Task Force Banishes 300 Bingo Machines
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (February 19, 2010) -- The governor's anti-gambling task force is reported to have asked the manager of a Birmingham warehouse to remove 300 electronic bingo machines that were stored there and then escorted the machines toward the state line.......................Subscribers

Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss Gambling at Forum
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (February 9, 2010) -- Seven of the nine candidates for governor on Monday attended a forum hosted by the Christian Coalition of Alabama.....................Subscribers

Alabama Governor Gives Details of Gambling Resignation
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (January 19, 2010) -- According to a report the gambling winnings that prompted the resignation of director of the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling occurred at a Choctaw Indian casino in Philadelphia, Miss...................Subscribers

Democratic Candidate for Governor Says Voters 'More Receptive' To Lottery Now
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (August 15, 2009) - Democrat Ron Sparks, campaigning for governor in 2010, hopes that his embrace of the "l" word will appeal to Alabama voters........................Subscribers

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Proposes Alabama Lottery
ALABAMA, USA (July 7, 2009) -- Alabama Agriculture Commissioner and 2010 Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Ron Sparks, announced during a Thursday press conference, that as Governor he would bring what he called a comprehensive and sweeping platform of change, to the state, including an education lottery....................Subscribers



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