Alabama Voters Have Not Had A Chance To Vote On A Lottery Since 1999

 Gov. Kay Ivey says the time is now for Alabamians to vote on gaming legislation.

State lawmakers Wednesday unveiled new legislation to do just that. This has been more than a year in the making.

“Illegal gaming is happening in all 67 counties of the state of Alabama,” said State Rep. Andy Whitt (R-Madison).

Members of the House Gaming Study Group found illegal gaming is widespread in our state. They believe new legislation could put a stop to it.

“The people want to vote, and they deserve the right to vote,” said Whitt.

“We’ve actually created this legislation from the inside out,” said Rep. Chris Blackshear (R-Phenix City).

Two bills will go before lawmakers. The first would remove all local constitutional amendments relating to gaming.

“What it does is it takes everything that exists in Alabama today and completely implodes it,” Blackshear said

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