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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 Archive for CY2016
July 20, 2016 Lottery Bill Could Potentially be on November Ballot
April 29, 2016 Lottery Bills Dead as Legislature Nears End
April 22, 2016 Alabama Legislature Seems Unlikely to Approve State Lottery
April 21, 2016 Alabama Senate Committee Approve Lottery Proposal
April 2, 2016 Alabama Supreme Court Rules Electronic Bingo is Illegal
February 24, 2016 Bill Proposes Alabama Lottery Limited to Multi-State Gaming
February 22, 2016 Senate Committee to Hear Multistate Lottery Bill
February 17, 2016 New Lottery Bill Would Allow Only Multi-State Games and Dedicate Revenue to the General Fund
February 15, 2016 Bill Proposes Amendment to Constitution Allowing State to Have Lottery
February 13, 2016 Lottery Bill Divides Legislature
February 10, 2016 House Committee Approves Lottery Bill on a Voice Vote
January 17, 2016 Lottery Decision Could Fall to Voters
January 12, 2016 Republican, Democrat File Competing Bills for Alabama Lottery
January 10, 2016 Lawmakers Discuss Possibility of Alabama Lottery, Lottery Bill Now More Likely Than Ever to Pass
January 7, 2016 Republican Senator to Sponsor Alabama Lottery Bill


News Archive for CY2015
December 25, 2015 Alabama Lawmaker to Introduce Lottery Bill in Upcoming Legislative Session
December 4, 2015 State Senate Leader Pulling Plug on His Efforts To Legalize Lottery And Gambling
November 19, 2015 Alabama Governor Says He Would Support State Lottery
October 3, 2015 Court's Second Denial of an Advisory Opinion on Lottery
September 10, 2015 Senate Delay Vote on Lottery Bill
September 7, 2015 Governor Asks Court to Decide an "Important Constitutional Question" Concerning the Creation of a State Lottery
September 7, 2015 Renewed Debate Over a State Lottery
September 3, 2015 Push for Alabama Lottery On Again
August 25, 2015 Bill to Allow a Statewide Vote on a Lottery and Casinos Given Soft Approach


News Archive for CY2014
Sept 17, 2014 Gubernatorial Candidate Repeats Call for State Lottery
Sept 17, 2014 Governor Considers Lottery Proposal among Options to Cover Budget Shortfall
September 4, 2014 Gubernatorial Candidate Says It’s Time for an Education Lottery in Alabama


News Archive for CY2013
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

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