Lottery, casino bills filed in Alabama but outlook unclear

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FILE – In this March 3, 2015 file photo, Alabama representatives prepare for the opening session in the house of representatives chambers at the State House in Montgomery, Ala. The Alabama House of Representatives on March 11 approved a bill that included the secrecy provision for drug suppliers. The proposal now goes to the Alabama […]

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Proposals to start a state lottery or to allow the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to have casino games have been filed in the Alabama Legislature, but it is unclear when the bills will get a vote.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has asked lawmakers to hold off on gambling debates as she awaits a report from a fact-finding task force she created.  

Legislative leaders have signaled a willingness to wait at least temporarily.


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