Del Marsh believes gambling revenues are the way that is best to balance Alabama’s spending plan.
An Alabama casino gambling bill narrowly passed away through committee week that is last offering the legislation the chance to be heard by the full State Senate.
The bill, known as SB 453, passed through the Tourism and Marketing Committee by a five to three vote on Thursday.
The bill is designed to assist produce new revenue for the state in two ways.
First, it would produce a continuing state lottery that could be regulated by the Alabama Lottery and Gaming Commission.
Bill Would Allow for Four Casinos
Perhaps more dramatically, that commission would also be charged with overseeing the development of casino gambling in the state.
Such operations would be permitted at four horse racing tracks through the state, the time that is first games like slot machines, blackjack, and other dining table games could be allowed in the state.
The bill, which would amend their state constitution, had been introduced early in the day this month by Senate President Del Marsh (R-Anniston). He said that aided by the state requiring an influx of revenue, he would rather see that money come through legalized gambling than with a tax increase.
‘This is a huge piece of legislation, a very controversial piece,’ Marsh stated at a general public hearing in the bill held Tuesday. ‘But I think it’s an option that will there be put as a choice t