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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%.

Regional Lottery / Gaming News

News Archive for CY2019
November 27, 2019 Self-Interest Groups Continue to Impede Legislation for an Alabama State Lottery
May 15, 2019 Alabama House Committee Advances Lottery Bill
April 25, 2019 Alabama Senate Approves Lottery Bill
April 23, 2019 Committee Advances Alabama Lottery Bill
April 21, 2019 Alabama Lawmakers Could Vote on Lottery Bill This Week
April 5, 2019 Senate Committee Hears Two Lottery Proposals
April 3, 2019 Second Lottery Bill Filed in the Alabama Senate
April 2, 2019 Alabama Senator Announces New Lottery Legislation
March 14, 2019 Alabama Lawmaker Has Two Lottery Bills Ready to File When the Regular Session Resumes on March 19
March 13, 2019 A Lottery in Alabama Could be a Step Closer to Becoming a Reality
February 14, 2019 Alabama Lawmakers Prepared to Discuss Lottery Legislation in Upcoming Session
January 2, 2019 Alabama is Now One of Only Six States Left Without a Lottery

News Archive for CY2018
December 8, 2018 Social Poll Shows Voters Highly in Favour of Lottery
September 21, 2018 Alabama House Speaker Says Legislature Will Take Up Lottery Bill in 2019
June 10, 2018 Alabama’s Long-time Hostility to Gambling Shows Signs of Fading as Some Local GOP Lawmakers Support a Lottery
February 28, 2018 Senate Committee Approves Lottery Bill
February 20, 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate Unveils State Lottery Plan
February 7, 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate Proposes Alabama Lottery
January 27, 2018 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Says He'll Pass Alabama State Lottery

News Archive for CY2017
February 10, 2018 Gubernatorial Candidates Prepared for a State Lottery to be an Important Issue
February 17, 2017 New Alabama Lottery Bill Introduced in House

News Archive for CY2016
October 20, 2016 Lottery, Gambling Bills to Return in 2017
August 27, 2016 Lottery Bill Dies in Senate
August 24, 2016 Lottery Bill to Miss November Ballot
August 22, 2016 Lottery Bill Heads to Hearing in House Committee
August 22, 2016 Alabama Lottery Bill Has Problems After Amendments Inserted
August 19, 2016 Alabama Senate Approves Governor's Lottery Bill
August 17, 2016 Lawmakers Divided On Lottery, Bill Stalls in Senate
August 16, 2016 Alabama Senate Committee Debate Bills to Establish a State Lottery
August 9, 2016 Rival Lottery Bill to Include Video Terminals
August 6, 2016 Alabama Governor Releases Lottery Bill
July 28, 2016 State Auditor Has Questions Concerning Alabama Lottery Proposal
July 27, 2016 Governor Believes Lottery is Solution to State Funding Woes
July 23, 2016 Lawmakers Weigh Lottery Bill Odds
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


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