Early Gambling Debate Mired in Casino Location Concerns

Alabama state senators have raised concerns about proposed casino locations in the state, with some lawmakers wanting additional gambling locations.

The Alabama Senate on Thursday began debate on a lottery and casino bill.

Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston) says he will not seek a vote until lawmakers return from next week’s legislative break.

The bill proposes establishing a state lottery as well as five casinos offering table games, sports betting and slot machines.

The casinos would be located at four existing dog tracks plus a fifth site in north Alabama that would be run by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

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