Alabama sports betting is now closer to the finish line than ever before.
The Alabama Senate Tourism Committee approved a plan to create a state lottery and legalize online and retail sports gambling Wednesday. This is not the first time that the state government has been presented with an opportunity to legalize sports betting, but it could be the one to make the change.
SB 294 was introduced by Republican Senator Greg Albritton last week and now needs a three-fifths majority approval from Senators and House members before it can make it onto voting ballots in the upcoming November election, where Alabama’s citizens would also have to vote in favor of the change. There [...]