The Alabama state congress is preparing to introduce sports betting bills when the legislative session commences Tuesday afternoon.
“Right now the will of the people is that they want the lottery, they want casinos, they want the whole gambit,” said State Rep. John Rogers. “And it happens anyway because they’ll go into other states to participate.”
Alabama is one of 14 states that have not legalized sports betting in any form. Two states, Ohio and Massachusetts, that launched their respective sports betting markets this calendar year have enjoyed highly fruitful periods since.