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Prison changes, lottery bills postponed as session cut short

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Lawmakers used their abbreviated meeting time to focus on state budgets and passing a $1.25 billion bond issue to fund school construction.

Kay Ivey seeks pause on gambling debate, says facts needed

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Kay Ivey said she wants to hear findings from a new work group before the gambling issue moves forward.

Daniel Sutter: Should we exercise the freedom to bet on sports?

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Four states have already legalized sports betting in the wake of last May’s Supreme Court decision. While many Alabamians have moral objections to gambling,...

Daniel Sutter: Should Alabama bet on sports betting?

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last May that states could legalize sports betting. New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia and Mississippi have joined Nevada in...

Is Alabama’s hostility to gambling finally fading?

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Situated firmly in the Bible Belt, Alabama has long been against legalizing gambling. That is perhaps changing, as Alabama voters nominated candidates for governor —...

Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

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In President Donald Trump’s former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered Monday’s ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a...

Gambling king, VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor dies at 78

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Gambling king and VictoryLand casino founder Milton McGregor died Sunday at the age of 78. Public relations firm Direct Communications said McGregor died peacefully in his Montgomery, Ala. home. An...

Alabama ranks 2017’s least gambling-addicted state

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For a state that's constantly debating whether or not to institute a state lottery as a means to generate revenue, Alabama should probably consider a...

Richard Shelby places friendly wager on Peach Bowl

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In advance of Saturday's Peach Bowl College Football Playoff Semi-final game between the #1-ranked University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the #4-ranked University of Washington...

Gambling industry hopes casino mogul in White House pays off

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Donald Trump will be the first U.S. president to have ever owned a casino, and the gambling industry is wondering how he will handle...

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