Alabama: Senator calls for cooperation on sports betting bill

Alabama: Senator calls for cooperation on sports betting bill

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  • Pat Evans, Legal Sports Report
February 29, 2024 4:40 PM
  • Pat Evans, Legal Sports Report

An Alabama sports betting bill met a wall of opposition in a Senate committee Wednesday, but a strong proponent kept hope alive for a deal this year.

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Sen. Greg Albritton took a chance to plead for cooperation on a comprehensive gambling package during Wednesday’s Alabama Senate Tourism Committee. The committee did not take action and carried the proposal, which includes Alabama sports betting, over for a future meeting.

While Albritton said there were likely enough votes on the committee to advance the package, he said there is a substitute bill expected in the coming days. Multiple legislators said they would vote ‘no’ on the floor as the legislation stands now.