gambling

Alabama

Alabama Senate reviewing House-passed gambling legislation | #elections | #alabama

The Alabama senator carrying two House-passed gambling bills said Monday he does not expect a committee vote on the measures this week. Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Atmore, who has sponsored several gambling bills in the past, said in a phone interview that the majority Republican body needed to look over the legislation. “We got to do […]

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Alabama

Whoopin’ up on the gambling strawman | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

It was a hard week to be a strawman in Montgomery. At every turn the strawman was thrown under the proverbial bus, held to account, beaten senseless by politicians who needed a way out. A hard week to be a strawman indeed. Let me suggest that those who don’t say what they mean are some […]

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Alabama

Ivey says ‘now is the time’ for a statewide vote on lottery and gambling bills | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey called Tuesday night for the creation of a limited school voucher program and announced support for two controversial measures before lawmakers this year: gambling legislation and absentee ballot restrictions. Lawmakers kicked off the 2024 legislative session with key votes on gambling, elections and education looming. Ivey used […]

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Alabama

Exclusive Gray Television/Ala. Daily News poll finds widespread GOP support for gambling expansion | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – A new and exclusive poll of likely Republican primary voters in Alabama finds 71% support expanding gambling in the state, provided the money derived from it goes to support education and healthcare. The Gray Television/Alabama Daily News poll conducted by Cygnal surveyed more than 500 likely GOP primary voters on the […]

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Alabama

Why can’t you just vote on gambling? | #elections | #alabama

Gambling is popular in Alabama.  Despite all of the phony hand-wringing over gambling legislation during every legislative session and all of the alleged “moral pushback” about legalizing casino wagering, Alabama loves to gamble.  We’re one of the top states in the country each year for sports wagering. Alabama gamblers are one of the top groups […]

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City Council

Kenosha City Council to vote on casino proposal on Wednesday | #citycouncil

It may appear that most states now have their own online versions of Vegas, where players can place bets in virtual casinos or on sports. But in reality, the online offshoot of brick-and-mortar gambling is still in its infancy. Despite the proliferation of online sports betting in many states, playing casino games online still has […]

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Alabama

State Sen. Sessions says gambling constitutional amendment should come in presidential election — Would be a ‘no’ vote at polls | #elections | #alabama

With the conclusion of the 2023 legislative session, speculation about the future of gambling in Alabama is heating up, even though there is a long way to go until the 2024 legislative session. During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay) said if gambling were to come next […]

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City Council

City Council approves nuisance business ordinance | Western Colorado | #citycouncil

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City Council

City council debates compensation | Merrimack Valley | #citycouncil

METHUEN—The last time the Methuen City Council had a raise was in 1988. As Councilor D.J. Beauregard pointed out at the Jan. 17 meeting, that was a year before he was born. The result is that the $4,800 that councilors make in Methuen is far less than the same positions earn in surrounding cities: $15,000 […]

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City Council

Dallas City Council Weighs Poker Clubs – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth | #citycouncil

Several Dallas City Council members spoke in favor of poker clubs Wednesday, even as they approved more money for lawyers who’ve been fighting to close them. Three clubs operate openly in Dallas despite Texas laws against gambling. The owners of Texas Card House on Harry Hines Boulevard near I-635 LBJ Freeway invited NBC 5 inside […]

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