Del Marsh believes gambling revenues will be the most useful way to balance Alabama’s spending plan.

An Alabama casino gambling bill narrowly passed away through committee the other day, offering the legislation the opportunity to be heard by the complete State Senate.

The bill, known as SB 453, passed through the Tourism and Marketing Committee by a five to three vote on Thursday.

The bill is built to assist produce revenue that is new the state in two ways.

First, it would produce a state lottery that could be regulated by an Alabama Lottery and Gaming Commission.

Bill Would Allow for Four Gambling Enterprises

Perhaps more dramatically, that commission would also be charged with overseeing the development of casino gambling in the state.

Such operations could be permitted at four horse racing tracks through the state, the very first time casino games like slot machines, blackjack, along with other dining table games could be permitted in the state.

The bill, which would amend hawaii constitution, was introduced previously this month by Senate President Del Marsh (R-Anniston). He said that because of the continuing state needing an influx of revenue, he would rather see that money come through legalized gambling than via a income tax increase.

‘This is a big piece of legislation, a very piece that is controversial’ Marsh said at a public hearing regarding the bill held Tuesday. ‘But I think it is an alternative th Continue reading