Alabama Senate narrowly rejects lottery, casino bill
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Senate has rejected a proposal to start a lottery and allow multiple casinos.
The proposal fell two votes short of what was needed Tuesday to clear the Alabama Senate.
The proposal would have authorized a state lottery, multiple casinos locations plus a compact with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for casino games at their three sites.
Senators voted 19-13 for the proposal.
It needed 21 votes to clear the Senate.
Over the past two decades, gambling legislation in Alabama has failed amid conservative opposition and a turf war over who could have electronic gambling machines or casino games.