Alabama senate fails to pass gambling bill

Alabama senate fails to pass gambling bill
(Source: WBRC)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Tuesday afternoon the Alabama Senate voted down the constitutional amendment to legalize gambling in Alabama.

The bill failed 19-13 in the Senate.

Governor Kay Ivey released a statement:

“Today’s vote by the Alabama Senate confirms more work must be done, because this issue is too important to not get it right. No doubt gambling is complex and challenging, but I remain committed to giving the people of Alabama the final say. I also believe the work of my Study Group last year can continue to be helpful in finding the right path as we move forward.

“Should the Legislature wish to continue discussions on this topic, I stand ready and willing to engage.”

This is a list of how lawmakers voted today:

How lawmakers voted on gambling bill
How lawmakers voted on gambling bill (Source: Lydia Nusbaum)

It would have created a lottery and five casinos in the state.

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