GreeneTrack casino constitutional amendment fails in Alabama Senate

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A proposal to add an amendment to the state constitution that would keep GreeneTrack’s bingo casino operational has failed.

The amendment, sponsored by Sen. Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro), failed Wednesday four votes shy of the necessary 21.

Earlier this month, the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruled once again that electronic bingo is illegal in the Yellowhammer state, making the amendment’s passage necessary to continue operations at GreeneTrack.

Singleton’s amendment would have limited “bingo gaming” in Greene County to “a licensed racetrack where pari-mutuel wagering is currently legal”; defined bingo to allow it to be played on electronic machines; and it would have transferred oversight of bingo from the sheriff  to a Greene County Gaming Commission.

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