Passed by Alabama House, plan for casinos, sports betting short of votes, for now, in Senate

Passed by Alabama House, plan for casinos, sports betting short of votes, for now, in Senate

Article brief provided by AL.com
  • Mike Cason, AL.com
February 20, 2024 8:18 PM

The senator handling the legislation to allow voters to decide whether to authorize a lottery, casinos, and legal sports betting in Alabama said the plan does not have the votes to pass at this point.

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Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Atmore, said the Republican caucus, which holds 27 of the 35 seats in the Senate, discussed the legislation Tuesday.

Albritton said he has to try to change some senators’ minds to reach the 21 votes needed to pass the constitutional amendment, three-fifths of the Senate. Albritton did say he thinks a majority of the Senate supports the plan.

Albritton said the legislation would not be moving this week.