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Alabama lottery proposal dead for now

AlabamaAlabama: Alabama lottery proposal dead for now

Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, recently announced he will not push his bill to allow a statewide vote on a lottery and casinos during the second special session.

Sen. Paul Sanford, R- Huntsville, said he will introduce his own lottery proposal for the first time, according to a report from the Associated Press.

Marsh's legislation introduced during the regular session and first special session was a proposed constitutional amendment to allow gambling operations at the state's four greyhound tracks.

Gov. Robert Bentley — a major opponent of Marsh's gambling plan — has called the gambling issue a distraction to lawmakers who are busying trying to shore up a solution to the General Fund budget.

A report from Auburn University-Montgomery, which was commissioned by Marsh's office, said the plan would raise $400 million a year — $330 million of that from a lottery — in addition to creating 11,000 jobs at casinos around the state.

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5 comments. Last comment 1 year ago by Coin Toss.
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dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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November 12, 2009
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Posted: August 26, 2015, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

Well darn hopefully Sen. Sanford will do the right thing and get his proposal push through for voting.

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    mypiemaster's avatar - 2015021003pileofcash

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    April 2, 2013
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    Posted: August 26, 2015, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

    I knew that Bentley is no good. He is just a Pinto in disguise. He rear ended the lottery and blew it up in flames. No surprise there. Thumbs Down

    Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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      bigguy5's avatar - peace
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      Member #37585
      April 17, 2006
      365 Posts
      Posted: August 27, 2015, 7:32 am - IP Logged

       what  the problem  they  gamble   there  anyway    dogs  E.T.C,

        Bondi Junction
        Member #57242
        December 24, 2007
        1102 Posts
        Posted: August 28, 2015, 9:42 am - IP Logged

        People will continue to play neighboring state lotteries, and the revenue raised will benefit the neighboring states.

        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

          Coin Toss's avatar - shape barbed.jpg
          Zeta Reticuli Star System
          United States
          Member #30470
          January 17, 2006
          10345 Posts
          Posted: August 29, 2015, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

           what  the problem  they  gamble   there  anyway    dogs  E.T.C,

          The people running those things don't want competition from legal gambling.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.


          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.