Alabamians Have Not Voted On Gambling Since A Proposed Lottery Was Rejected In 1999.

Legislation to start a state lottery — and possibly allow casinos and other gambling devices — faces an uncertain outlook in the Alabama Statehouse because of divisions over sports betting and the number of casino sites.

Lawmakers, who are on spring break next week, are trying to find common ground between a sweeping House-passed plan that would include sports betting and multiple casinos with table games and a scaled-back version of the bill that was approved by the Alabama Senate.

Any gambling proposal would have to be approved by both three-fifths of lawmakers and a majority of voters. Alabamians have not voted on gambling since a proposed lottery was rejected in 1999.

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