Alabama state senator warns gambling amendment on 2024 ballot would be a ‘mistake’ for GOP

Alabama state senator warns gambling amendment on 2024 ballot would be a ‘mistake’ for GOP

Article brief provided by 1819 News
  • Jeff Poor, 1819 News
December 20, 2023 8:19 PM

If there is a session of the Alabama Legislature ahead on the calendar, there is a high probability that speculation about gambling making it through the two chambers and on an election ballot is underway.

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Ever since Alabama voters rejected a lottery in 1999, efforts to rescind the Alabama Constitution of 1901’s prohibition on gambling through the Legislature’s constitutional amendment process have come up short.

Could 2024 be different?

A behind-the-scenes effort led by State Reps. Andy Whitt (R-Harvest) and Chris Blackshear (R-Phenix City) is reportedly underway with the anticipation that Alabama voters could get another crack at some form of gambling on the 2024 presidential ballot.