Alabama debates lottery and casino in the north

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama state senators have raised concerns about proposed casino locations in the state, with some lawmakers wanting additional gambling locations.

The Alabama Senate on Thursday began debate on a lottery and casino bill.

Sen. Del Marsh says he will not seek a vote until lawmakers return from next week’s legislative break.

The bill proposes establishing a state lottery as well as five casinos offering table games, sports betting and slot machines.

The casinos would be located at four existing dog tracks plus a fifth site in north Alabama that would be run by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

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The existing dog tracks are in Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile and Eutah (western Alabama).

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