Alabama Senate approves casino and lottery legislation
By KIM CHANDLER
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Senate has approved lottery and casino legislation.
Senators on Tuesday voted 23-9 for the proposed constitutional amendment would establish a state lottery and allow nine casino sites in the states.
Casino and sports betting sites would be located in Jefferson County, Mobile County, Macon County, Greene County, Houston County and either Jackson or DeKalb counties as well as three sites owned by Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
The bill now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives.