Republican Senate President professional Tem Del Marsh: ”Hundreds of Alabama dollars are getting to Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee and Georgia to play in their lotteries, their casinos,’ he says.
Gambling reforms are underway in Alabama because of the efforts of Republican Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, whose bill, SB 453, seeks to establish a state lottery also legalize gambling at hawaii’s four greyhound tracks.
Del Marsh launched their legislative push just days after research he commissioned himself concluded that gambling expansion could generate up to $400 million for the state.
The research, carried out by the Auburn University of Montgomery, also found that gambling expansion would create around 11,000 jobs in Alabama.
Del Marsh is promoting SB 454 as an alternative that is viable the $541 million taxation hike proposed by Governor Robert Bentley.
‘ I say allow the individuals of Alabama vote,’ proclaimed Del March. ‘The option is clear to me personally: would you like to raise taxes by $700 million or do require a lottery and casino gaming that will generate $400 million and create 11,000 jobs that are new having to raise taxes? Individuals of Alabama should decide this relevant concern for themselves, and nobody else.’
The bill would experience a lottery established by the newly-formed Alabama Lottery Corporation, as well as the creation of the Alabama Lottery and Gaming Continue reading