Gambling Conference Committee Members Selected

*Update: The Alabama House of Representatives (Whitt, Blackshear, Jones) and Senate (Gudger, Albritton, Singleton) have selected their three members for the upcoming gambling Conference Committee. If a gambling bill is created by the committee, there could be a vote by both the House and the Senate this week.

Please contact (or re-contact) your two legislators and encourage them to vote NO to legitimizing the gambling industry. Legitimacy is given by legalizing Class III Vegas-style casinos, online sports betting, and a lottery in Alabama. Any combination of these activities would open the door to more corruption and addiction brought on by this state-sanctioned and promoted predatory activity.*

The Alabama House of Representatives recently voted to non-concur with the large changes the Senate made to the initial gambling bills that the House had passed. Now, three members of the House may eventually join with three members of the Senate for a conference committee on the issue. Depending on what happens in the conference, there may be a bill that comes out of it and both the House/Senate would then vote on it (must pass with 3/5 majority), or the issue of gambling may die in committee. Listen to ALCAP President and Priority Talk Radio Host Greg Davis discuss the issue here.