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Alabama lottery won't happen in 2016

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Alabama state lawmakers return to Montgomery on Tuesday for the final two days of the 2016 legislative session, but for supporters of a state lottery, the session has already ended.

Though Gov. Robert Bentley in March said he thought Alabama voters would overwhelmingly approve a state lottery if given the chance, a variety of lottery and gambling legislation failed to gain traction during the 2016 session.

A bill to allow Alabama to join multi-state lottery games like Powerball failed to make it out of committee.

The Senate Tourism and Marketing committee last week reluctantly passed a constitutional amendment to establish a state lottery, but Senate rules make it difficult to pass controversial bills in the final days of the session.

The bills stalled under a mix of opposition to gambling, disagreements on how state lottery revenue should be used and a push to include casino gambling.

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Simpsonville
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Posted: May 3, 2016, 10:30 am - IP Logged

No surprise here whatsoever!  Better luck next year as the voice of the Alabama people is once again oppressed.

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    Greenville, NC
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    Posted: May 3, 2016, 10:38 am - IP Logged

    Alabummer...

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      Kentucky
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      Posted: May 3, 2016, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

      Alabama state lawmakers return to Montgomery on Tuesday for the final two days of the 2016 legislative session, but for supporters of a state lottery, the session has already ended.

      Though Gov. Robert Bentley in March said he thought Alabama voters would overwhelmingly approve a state lottery if given the chance, a variety of lottery and gambling legislation failed to gain traction during the 2016 session.

      A bill to allow Alabama to join multi-state lottery games like Powerball failed to make it out of committee.

      The Senate Tourism and Marketing committee last week reluctantly passed a constitutional amendment to establish a state lottery, but Senate rules make it difficult to pass controversial bills in the final days of the session.

      The bills stalled under a mix of opposition to gambling, disagreements on how state lottery revenue should be used and a push to include casino gambling.

      The bills stalled under a mix of opposition to gambling, disagreements on how state lottery revenue should be used and a push to include casino gambling.

      I hope the "we need a national lottery" people read this and maybe it will help them understand why we don't have a national lottery.

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        Posted: May 3, 2016, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

        The bills stalled under a mix of opposition to gambling, disagreements on how state lottery revenue should be used and a push to include casino gambling.

         

        Good, it's nothing but a rip-off anyway.  You never win these games.  The odds are terrible.  A lot of energy and money is wasted going out playing these games and you receive nothing in return.  It's bad psychology.  My message to Alabama is don't allow a lottery in your state.  Be smart.  We never should have started the lottery in my state in 1986.

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          Simpsonville
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          Posted: May 3, 2016, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

          The bills stalled under a mix of opposition to gambling, disagreements on how state lottery revenue should be used and a push to include casino gambling.

           

          Good, it's nothing but a rip-off anyway.  You never win these games.  The odds are terrible.  A lot of energy and money is wasted going out playing these games and you receive nothing in return.  It's bad psychology.  My message to Alabama is don't allow a lottery in your state.  Be smart.  We never should have started the lottery in my state in 1986.

          Well look how many big time winners California has had all these years.  LP members know better than this so don't try to pull the wool over our eyes.

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            Posted: May 3, 2016, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

            Well you need to come to Tennessee where the biggest crook is and you wouldnt say that much about California.You cant play here at all.nothing.....

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              Posted: May 3, 2016, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

              As I've said before, Florida is the big beneficiary of Alabama's lack of a lottery.  Many Alabama residents who want to play a lottery or buy scratch off tickets buy tickets in Florida.  We appreciate the contribution to our education system.

                Bondi Junction
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                Posted: May 3, 2016, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                Great news for other state lotteries, they will continue to benefit from lottery revenue flowing in from Alabama. This is called, cutting off the nose to spite the face.

                We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                  Posted: May 3, 2016, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                  Let the people that want to gamble, gamble. The ones that don't want to gamble, don't have to. One or the other is NOT mandatory. It's your personal decision to do either one.

                  But some people want to force their anti-gambling (or any other anti-) views on every one else. Why?

                  Other than that, it's the same old-same old arguments we hear every time a state wants to start a lottery. Ho Hum...  Sleep

                  "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                  The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                  Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                    Posted: May 3, 2016, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                    Let the people that want to gamble, gamble. The ones that don't want to gamble, don't have to. One or the other is NOT mandatory. It's your personal decision to do either one.

                    But some people want to force their anti-gambling (or any other anti-) views on every one else. Why?

                    Other than that, it's the same old-same old arguments we hear every time a state wants to start a lottery. Ho Hum...  Sleep

                    The best way for Alabamians to show their support for a state lottery, is to participate in other state lotteries. For Alabamians who are unable to travel to play neighboring state lotteries, they can subscribe by phone to the Massachusetts lottery. Also, let your state politicians know, so they are more aware of the revenue leaving the state.

                    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                      Posted: May 3, 2016, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

                      The bills stalled under a mix of opposition to gambling, disagreements on how state lottery revenue should be used and a push to include casino gambling.

                       

                      Good, it's nothing but a rip-off anyway.  You never win these games.  The odds are terrible.  A lot of energy and money is wasted going out playing these games and you receive nothing in return.  It's bad psychology.  My message to Alabama is don't allow a lottery in your state.  Be smart.  We never should have started the lottery in my state in 1986.

                      CA. lottery started in 85, only had scratchers in the beginning.

                      Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                        Posted: May 3, 2016, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

                        I don't understand it at all.

                        What's so good, about Alabama anyway?

                        What do those Bama boys got in their state that they think is so great, they don't need a lottery?

                        E'erbody need a lotto.

                        • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                        • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                        • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                                  (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                          Posted: May 3, 2016, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

                          Alabummer...

                          Yep, for the people, by the people, speak up voters.

                          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                          For a lead role in a cage?

                           

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                            Posted: May 4, 2016, 2:50 am - IP Logged

                            I feel bad for the Patels. Then can sell Bibles at 7-Eleven but not the lotto. Another State I'll be scratching off my retirement list.