“We just can’t let this go on any longer. It’s a public safety issue,” said House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter. “If we pass this legislation and put in place serious enforcement and regulations, we’ll go from more than a thousand gambling outfits to just around 10—10 that are well regulated and licensed.”
Alabama is one of only 12 states that have not passed sports betting legislation. However, there are signs that support for the idea is growing.