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Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote

Apr 19, 2019, 2:23 pm

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers are heading toward a vote on lottery legislation, with the goal of eventually putting the proposal up to a statewide vote.

The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee will vote on a lottery bill Tuesday. Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh says his goal is to get a bill before the full Senate on Thursday.

The committee is set to consider a bill by Republican Sen. Greg Albritton of Atmore that would limit a lottery to paper tickets. A rival bill to also allow electronic gambling terminals at state dog tracks is not on the agenda.

If the proposal is approved, the idea would go to a statewide vote.

Albritton says he's optimistic about the bill's chances, but cautions it is not a "slam dunk."

Alabama is one of five states without a state lottery.

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Two guesses on this one, 1st-  It squeaks by with the politicians.

Two: It's a landslide with the voters.

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    Two guesses on this one, 1st-  It squeaks by with the politicians.

    Two: It's a landslide with the voters.

    My guesses are: the committee approves it and it goes before the Senate for a vote.

     The voters will approve it but it will be a closer vote than most think. 

     "We are all in this together!" 

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      Simpsonville
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      Is this the second time voters got to decide on a lottery there.  Can't remember how many years ago it was, but there were signs in AL all over the place saying vote for the lottery.  What happened to that vote?

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        Alabama lawmakers are heading toward a vote on lottery legislation, with the goal of eventually putting the proposal up to a statewide vote.

        The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee will vote on a lottery bill Tuesday. Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh says his goal is to get a bill before the full Senate on Thursday.

        The committee is set to consider a bill by Republican Sen. Greg Albritton of Atmore that would limit a lottery to paper tickets. A rival bill to also allow electronic gambling terminals at state dog tracks is not on the agenda.

        If the proposal is approved, the idea would go to a statewide vote.

        Albritton says he's optimistic about the bill's chances, but cautions it is not a "slam dunk."

        Alabama is one of five states without a state lottery.

        "If the proposal is approved, the idea would go to a statewide vote."

        Apparently IF they disapprove of a state lottery, it doesn't matter what the voters want.

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           That would give me two more options to buy lottery tickets. As long as the numbers aren't RNG. Alabama needs swirling ball drawings. 

          All number sets are contenders until the drawing occurs.

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            Simpsonville
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             That would give me two more options to buy lottery tickets. As long as the numbers aren't RNG. Alabama needs swirling ball drawings. 

            Let's get the lottery first; maybe the voters will vote for it this time.

            Also would think they would join PB & MM which as you know are non-RNG games.

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