Call this one a sticky wicket. Alabama probably also sees a lot of Alabama dollars going to Mississippi casinos on top of bordering state lotteries.
These are the states that were / are supposed to never have a lottery:
Tennessee - It was thought the Baptists wouldn't allow it.
Alabama and Mississippi - Again, 'Bible Belt' - and that was before Msisissippi got casinos.
Nevada - The casinos wan't it all, no competetion from a lottery. Hey Nevada, take a look at NJ. Maybe Mississippi should too.
Utah - Mormons. Ironic, as they finance Nevada casinos and have owned at least oner.
Hawaii - Illegal gambling interests don't want it.
I might have left a few out, Alaska? Wyoming? (although that's in the works).