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State lottery 1 of 4 possible solutions for health care system

BIRMINGHAM ( Maggie Walsh) — Gov. Robert Bentley announced July 19 that he is planning to call a special session of the Alabama Legislature in late summer or early fall to find funding for Medicaid, according to the Montgomery Advertiser. … Continue reading

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Online fantasy sports operators DraftKings, FanDuel will no longer do business in Alabama

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced April 29 that both companies had entered into settlements with the State of Alabama to cease operations in the state effective May 2. The settlements come in response to the Attorney General’s … Continue reading

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AG Strange determines paid daily fantasy sports contests to be illegal gambling

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has determined that paid daily fantasy sports contests constitute illegal gambling and announced today that he has issued cease and desist letters to DraftKings and FanDuel. The results of fantasy sports contests … Continue reading

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AL Supreme Court rules against VictoryLand

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — Using firm language, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled against VictoryLand’s casino forfeiture case March 31. The decision allows the state to destroy more than 1,200 electronic bingo machines it confiscated from the casino and keep more than … Continue reading

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Burgess calls lottery legislation ‘lazy plan’

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — As lottery legislation is currently being considered by legislators, the Alabama Policy Institute released its first video of Alabamians speaking out against gambling. The video features Rick Burgess, co-host of the nationally syndicated “Rick and Bubba Show” … Continue reading

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State must return gambling machines to VictoryLand

Montgomery Circuit Judge William Shashy ruled today that the state must return seized gambling machines and money to VictoryLand unless it takes action against other bingo casinos in Alabama, reported wsfa.com. Shashy said, “This Court will not be used as … Continue reading

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Alabama gambling bill approved by Senate committee, next move unclear

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (TAB) — Sen. Del Marsh’s gambling was approved by the Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee on Aug. 4 and will move into the full Senate. News sources say the committee’s approval of the bill was not a surprise … Continue reading

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Pro-gambling interests making noise as AL Legislature seeks solution to budget crisis

BIRMINGHAM — Wrapping up the second of three weeks of study about how to solve the state’s predicted 2016 fiscal year General Fund budget shortfall, legislators are being courted by individuals, businesses and political leaders from various parts of the … Continue reading

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Battle over legality of VictoryLand slot machines continues

BIRMINGHAM (Jennifer Davis Rash) — A July 10 court document filed in the Macon County Circuit Court marks the latest effort to shut down all illegal gambling efforts in Alabama. VictoryLand in Macon County and Greenetrack in Greene County continue … Continue reading

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Alabama v. Poarch Creek Band Gaming Authority legal briefs — in reference to upcoming Aug. 7 editorial ‘Two Fights Over Legalized Gambling’ by Bob Terry

The following three legal briefs are in reference to the upcoming editorial by Bob Terry, “Two Fights Over Legalized Gambling.” Look for the editorial in the upcoming Aug. 7 issue of The Alabama Baptist. Alabama v. PCI–appellant’s brief as filed PCI–state … Continue reading

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