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    Quick Facts: Alabama is one of the few states that does not have a lottery. Alabama does not have state authorized casinos. You will find tribal casinos here. One of the most popular is Wind Creek Casino. In addition there are operations with "video bingo terminals" which act and feel just like video slots. You will find these casino games at a few of the greyhound tracks.

    Bingo is popular in the state. Home poker is legal with no rake taken for the house. There is greyhound racing and horse racing in Alabama with pari-mutuel betting going on.

    You must be 18 to get into the indian casinos, 19 to bet on dogs or horses. Neighboring state of Mississippi has a number of casinos in various towns (Biloxi, Tunica, Shreveport, etc...), so if your looking for a bit more of a gambling 'scene' make the extra travel. Click here for the Alabama casino map which notates locations you can gamble in Alabama (pari-mutuel and casinos)

    Alabama Gaming Statistics:

    Number of casinos: 9
    Number of slot machines: 10351
    Number of tables: 15
    Number of greyhound tracks: 2

    Gambling facilities in Alabama:

    Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery - Montgomery, AL - (334) 273-9003 - 2200 gaming machines
    Wind Creek Wetumpka Casino & Hotel - Wetumpka, AL - (334) 514-0469 - 2520 gaming machines
    Wind Creek Atmore Casino & Hotel - Atmore, AL - (251) 368-8007 - 1701 gaming machines
    Birmingham Race Course - Birmingham, AL - (205) 838-7500
    Greenetrack Bingo & Racing - Eutaw, AL - (205) 372-9318 - 300 gaming machines
    Mobile Greyhound Park - Theodore, AL - (251) 653-5000
    VictoryLand - Shorter, AL - (334) 727-0540 - 3200 gaming machines
    Green Charity Bingo - Eutaw, AL - (205) 372-4474 - 300 gaming machines
    Carnival Fantasy Casino - Mobile, AL - 800 438-6744 - 130 gaming machines

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    Casino Games you will find in Alabama:

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    Let It Ride Bonus Poker
    Ultimate Texas Hold'em
    Face Up Blackjack
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    High demand for Pre-K: Hoover uses lottery system to choose 90 new students  Alabama's News Leader

    An effort is underway to give more Alabama four-year-olds access to Alabama's First Class Pre-Kindergarten program. Demand is high for the nationally ranked ...

    Mississippi to start selling lottery tickets Dec. 1  AL.com

    Mississippi plans to have scratch-off lottery tickets available by Dec. 1.

    Alabama legislators discuss prison reform, education at State of the State forum  Tuscaloosa News

    The Alabama Legislature may have just ended its latest regular session, but there are still issues many of West Alabama's Legislative Delegation say need to be ...

    Alabama AMBER alert: 2-year-old reportedly found safe  AL.com

    UPDATE: The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says the child has been found: “The amber alert is over. The child has been found safe and sound. Many thanks ...

    Alabama, Auburn no stranger to NBA Draft - The Selma Times‑Journal  Selma Times-Journal

    In a state known primarily for its intense college football rivalry, Alabama and Auburn have both produced lottery picks in the NBA Draft. Alabama has a ...

    Opinion | Alabama Senate is rotten at the top  alreporter.com

    There is something terribly wrong when two influential senators can lie, cheat and defraud the people without retribution. As the Scottish novelist Walter Scott ...

    Support Grows in East Texas for Federal Bill to Save Embattled Alabama-Coushatta Gaming...  Casino.Org News

    Counties in East Texas are increasingly expressing their support for the Alabama-Coushatta tribe, which has been engaged in a pitched legal battle with the ...

    Alabama Voices: Historians will view 2019 regular session among state's most important and influential  Montgomery Advertiser

    When Alabama historians look back at this era decades from now, they may well determine that the recently completed 2019 regular legislative session was the ...

    Way-too-early score predictions: Alabama at South Carolina  247Sports

    To cap South Carolina week, here's a look at the BamaOnLine staff's way-too-early score predictions for Alabama's Sept. 14 road game against the Gamecocks.

    2019 State of the State luncheon in Tuscaloosa  WBRC

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - A crowd packed the ballroom of Tuscaloosa's Embassy Suites Wednesday for the 2019 State of the State luncheon. Jim Page ...

    The Math Whiz Who Won The Lottery 14 Times  Alabama Public Radio

    Don't see the video? Click here. In the 1950s, Stefan Mandel won the Romanian lottery twice. And then he took his winnings, packed his bags and.

    DA dismisses case against Alabama woman shot while pregnant  UPI News

    An Alabama district attorney dismissed the manslaughter case against a woman whose unborn child died during a fight while she was five months pregnant.

    The incarceration lottery: Alabama gambling bill gives nothing to education  AL.com

    This is an opinion column. The Alabama Senate passed a lottery bill Thursday, and now it's headed to the Alabama House. But before you start itching for ...

    Lottery bill heads to Alabama House vote as old arguments re-surface  Montgomery Advertiser

    Fate of legislation uncertain amid concerns over distribution and attempts to preserve electronic bingo at the dog tracks.

    Watchdog group protests baptisms of student athletes at Alabama high school  UPI News

    In a video of Alabama student athletes being baptized on school property, the members of a football team appear to be enthusiastic participants in the religious ...

    Alabama Senate passes lottery bill  AL.com

    The Alabama Senate passes lottery bill 21-12. The bill needed 21 votes to pass.

    Alabama legislators push lottery bill debate to Wednesday  WSFA

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA/AP) - After a bill to start a state lottery in Alabama failed on a procedural vote in the House of Representatives, legislators pushed ...

    Opinion | Legislative session for most part successful, especially for Ivey  alreporter.com

    The 2019 Legislative Session was one of the most controversial yet productive sessions in memory. Governor Kay Ivey's first Session of the Quadrennial was a ...

    Alabama Voices: Time to stop daydreaming about lottery  Montgomery Advertiser

    Alabama needs its leaders to focus their time on attainable solutions for problems that aren't going away, and on opportunities that might if we refuse to focus.

    2nd lottery bill filed in the Alabama Senate  Montgomery Advertiser

    The push for an Alabama lottery is now a competition. Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Range, filed a lottery bill this week that would establish a state lottery and limit it to ...

    Alabama woman charged in fetal death, her shooter goes free  WWMT-TV

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama district attorney's office hasn't decided whether to prosecute a woman indicted for manslaughter after she lost her fetus ...

    Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 6/18/19: Did Anyone Win the $50 Million Jackpot on Tuesday (Last) Night?  Newsweek

    On Tuesday, June 18, the latest Mega Millions jackpot was an estimated $50 million. But was anyone lucky enough to win it? The lottery numbers were drawn at ...

    Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote  NBC 15 WPMI

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawmakers are headed to a vote on lottery legislation next week, as supporters aim to change Alabama's status as one of the few ...

    Alabama lottery bill faces uncertain fate as it heads to House  WHNT News 19

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After clearing the state Senate without a vote to spare, a proposal to establish a state lottery in Alabama faces an uncertain outlook ...

    With the lottery dead, what about the illegal gambling in Alabama?  Yellowhammer News

    So whether the AG likes the framing or not, he's is preparing to shut down illegal gambling in this state.

    Republican Roulette: All lotteries are not created equal  AL.com

    Alabama's gambling wars are near an end, but who wins?

    Alabama Lawmakers File Bills to Legalize State Lottery, Sports...  Casino.Org News

    Two state senators have filed bills in the Alabama Legislature to create a state lottery. In addition, a state representative has put forward two bills that would ...

    BC-Deep South News Digest  106.3 WORD

    Good evening! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and ...

    This week could determine fate of Alabama lottery bill  AL.com

    Alabama voters could learn this week whether they are likely to have their say on establishment of a state lottery. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives is ...

    Alabama Sports Betting Complicated By Decades-Old Lottery Debate  Sports Handle

    Alabama recently joined the sports betting conversation under a bill filed on Tuesday. However, sports gambling will be just one piece of the puzzle for a state ...

    Alabama lottery proceeds would go to debt, General Fund  AL.com

    A plan to establish an Alabama Lottery narrowly survived in the Legislature this week.

    Now is the time for an Alabama Lottery  AL.com

    Governor Ivey has said in the past that she would like to give the people of Alabama the opportunity to vote on a lottery.

    Long shot: Latest Alabama lottery bill faces uncertain prospects  Montgomery Advertiser

    Republican senator will file legislation to allow vote on lottery, but GOP leadership seems unenthusiastic.

    Alabama looks good in report on gambling addiction -- but there's one catch  AL.com

    WalletHub report doesn't factor in cross-state spending.

    Alabama legislative committee advances lottery bill  WHNT News 19

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A legislative committee has advanced legislation that seeks to start a state lottery in Alabama. The House Economic Development ...

    Alabama's Roy Moore to announce US Senate plans Thursday  WWMT-TV

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore announced Thursday that he is running for U. S. Senate in 2020. Moore lost the 2017 special ...

    Alabama man admits trying to have sex with 9-year-old and 14-year-old  WWMT-TV

    MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) - The Department of Justice announced that Randall Keith Midkiff of Mobile, Alabama pleaded guilty in federal court to attempted ...

    Walker: An Alabama Lottery would not target the poor, but fearmongers do  AL.com

    Well, we can all relax now. The Senate is preparing to vote on a bill that would prohibit Alabama counties and cities from banning plastic bags at grocery stores ...

    Alabama lottery bill faces rocky road  Tuscaloosa News

    The sponsor of legislation to create a paper lottery in Alabama says getting the bill to final passage may be difficult.“It's a rocky road between here and there,” ...

    Possible changes to Alabama lottery bill  CBS42.com

    A bill that would allow a paper-only lottery in Alabama faces has an uncertain outlook as it heads to the house. House members are hoping to make changes to ...

    Alabama lottery plan approved by committee  AL.com

    As it now stands, 75 percent of net lottery revenue would go to the General Fund and 25 percent to the Education Trust Fund.

    Viewpoint: Lottery proposal a bad bill for Alabama  Birmingham Business Journal

    Before the Alabama legislative session kicked off, we cautioned lawmakers against passing a lottery bill that would simply help fund the government's existing ...

    Sources: More 'tribe-friendly' gambling bill on the way  alreporter.com

    On Wednesday, numerous lawmakers told APR that they had been informed by lobbyists working for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians that Senate President ...

    McClendon to introduce lottery legislation — Alabama Political Reporter  alreporter.com

    State Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, has announced that he will release the details of his lottery bill at a press conference today. The 2019 Alabama regular ...

    Alabama lottery plan changed; vote next week  AL.com

    The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee is holding a public hearing on the bill proposing an amendment to the state Constitution to establish ...

    Will Alabama gamble on sports?  WAFF

    Now that Mississippi and Arkansas have legalized sports betting, many people are wondering if Alabama will take a similar path by asking voters to change the ...

    Fate of Alabama lottery could hinge on November elections  AL.com

    A lottery could potentially pump $300 million annually into Alabama's economy and even more if sports betting is legalized.

    Alabama lawmakers to consider bills on abortion, lottery, education  AL.com

    A bill to make abortion a felony in Alabama could get final passage in the Senate on Tuesday.

    Alabama lottery bills making progress since introduction one week ago  WKRG News 5

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WKRG) — No one has picked winning Powerball numbers in the country since last year. The jackpot has ballooned to $750 million dollars ...

    Alabama bill seeks to restore bingo to dog tracks  WHNT News 19

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As lawmakers debate a proposed state lottery, separate bills seek to restore electronic bingo operations to state dog tracks.

    Roll Sports Betting Tide: New Bill Appears In Alabama  Legal Sports Report

    The list of states that have considered or introduced sports betting bills now stands at 37 after an unlikely state -- Alabama -- joined the party on Tuesday.

    Opinion | Forget a paper lottery, the Poarch Creeks have a much bigger proposal for gambling in Alabama  alreporter.com

    One much bigger than a simple paper lottery. One bigger than a handful of gambling machines at a few casinos. Subscribe to APR's daily newsletter. “We want ...

    JOHN F. FLOYD: Alabama should join 21st century, legalize gambling  Apalachicola Times

    The Alabama Legislature is once again considering legalization of a state lottery. It is a no-brainer, yet our regal legislators struggle with making a positive ...

    Poarch Creek Tribe only want paper games in Alabama  WHNT News 19

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The future of an Alabama lottery is uncertain. The Alabama house didn't vote on a lottery bill on Tuesday, failing on a procedural motion ...

    Looking for legislative lottery action? Don't hold your breath.  Montgomery Advertiser

    Senate leader doesn't plan to make legislation a priority in coming session.

    WAAY 31 I-TEAM: Alabama lottery bill rejected due to lawmakers' mixed opinions  WAAY

    WAAY 31's I-TEAM looked at the winners and losers in Alabama's lottery fight.

    State line flooded with lottery players after Alabama lottery fails  CBS42.com

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The paper lottery bill is dead for the season, the House sponsor confirms. The lottery bill in Alabama is hanging on by a thread.

    Auburn's Chuma Okeke Drafted 16th Overall to Orlando Magic  Alabama News Network

    The Orlando Magic have selected Auburn forward Chuma Okeke with the 16th pick of the NBA draft, adding a player they hope will bolster the team's frontcourt ...

    Opinion | Alabama lottery: What's at stake — Alabama Political Reporter  alreporter.com

    Over the past few weeks, I have written a number of stories and columns detailing the specifics of potential lottery bills and what their effect on this state and its ...

    Alabama Legislature in 2019: Abortion ban, gas tax, no lottery  AL.com

    Alabama lawmakers wrapped up their annual session on Friday but might return for a special session on prisons later this year.

    Tennesseans have mixed reactions to Alabama lottery bill not passing  WAAY

    For another year, Alabamians will have to cross state lines to buy lottery tickets.

    Maybe Alabama should be free to gamble, but don't expect a jackpot for the state  Dothan Eagle

    The gambling debate in Alabama always falls along two paths that never meet, despite the arguments being hurled from one path to another.

    Alabama House Democrats call for lottery, medical marijuana  AL.com

    The Alabama House Democratic Caucus said it's legislative agenda is based on "kitchen table issues."

    Gas tax plan might bring new calls for Alabama lottery  AL.com

    A proposal to increase state fuel taxes by 10 cents a gallon over three years is expected to be the dominant issue in the legislative session that starts Tuesday.

    The Legislature will decide which sins are acceptable in Alabama  AL.com

    The legislative session is over and I am still mad about the lottery bill failing.

    Opinion | The lottery is dead. Long live the lottery  alreporter.com

    The paper-only lottery bill appears to have mercifully died in the House. It should have failed in the Senate because it was never more than a diversion to ensure ...

    Alabama needs a lottery  AL.com

    It is easy to get caught up in the hype and excitement surrounding even the slightest sliver of a chance at winning. Alabamians make the drive to the Tennessee, ...

    Dueling lottery bills to go before Alabama lawmakers  WHNT News 19

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers are holding a public hearing on dueling lottery proposals. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee is ...

    Alabama church returns $25,000 gift from casino  WHNT News 19

    WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama church damaged by a tornado is returning a $25000 donation from a casino because it doesn't support gambling.

    Opinion | Del Marsh: Let the people vote on a lottery and gaming (2015)  alreporter.com

    Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh in 2015 wrote the Op-Ed below. His opinion was widely circulated throughout the state. Recently, Marsh appears to ...

    Editorial: Some truths about a lottery in Alabama  Anniston Star

    Now that lottery bills have again entered the Alabama Legislature, let's talk the truth about our state and state-run lotteries.

    EDITORIAL | State lottery could greatly benefit Alabama  The Auburn Plainsman

    Alabama's budget is sorely needing sources of funding. No longer can the state face more budget cuts, and Alabama's politicians are unwilling to increase the ...

    Alabama House of Representatives to take up lottery bill Tuesday  WHNT News 19

    ARDMORE, Ala. - The residents of Ardmore, Alabama are uniquely positioned to see what the lottery can do for a community. Just across the state line in ...

    Alabama one of 6 states left without a lottery  NBC 15 WPMI

    Alabama lawmakers plan to consider at least one lottery proposal in the upcoming legislative session starting later this month. The last time the people voted on ...

    House Committee approves lottery bill — Alabama Political Reporter  alreporter.com

    On Wednesday, the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee gave a favorable report to a constitutional amendment that would create a state ...

    Chance or skill? Daily fantasy sports debate reignited in Alabama  AL.com

    Legislation that legalizes daily fantasy sports was approved by a House committee on Wednesday. The same debate -- a game of chance or skill -- continues to ...

    Why Alabama is far behind Mississippi on sports gambling  AL.com

    Alabama and Mississippi share many characteristics, but one thing they don't have in common is legalized gambling.

    Opinion | A straight lottery is great for the Poarch Creeks, not so great for the rest of Alabama  alreporter.com

    In Michigan in 2017, the state's 19 tribal casinos contributed roughly $97 million worth of their profits to state and local government entities — their end of ...

    When Mobile caught casino fever, and a kiss from Trump  AL.com

    Donald Trump kisses the City of Mobile seal during a visit on Aug. 25, 1993. Alabama was considering legislation that could have opened the way for casino ...

    Opinion | Other states use lotteries to give kids a brighter future. Alabama wants to use lottery to build prisons  alreporter.com

    We've always had a vision problem in this state. We are perpetually satisfied with how things are, with keeping things how they are, with resisting any change ...

    Oklahoma Creeks renew lawsuit over Alabama casino  WHNT News 19

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma on Wednesday renewed its lawsuit against an Alabama Creek tribe for building a casino ...

    Publisher's Clearing House scam: Woman told she won $7 million, deputies give warning  AL.com

    An Alabama woman said someone called to tell her she'd won Publisher's Clearing House but wanted $900 in return.

    Opinion | The feds are monitoring Alabama's lottery debate because something stinks  alreporter.com

    A couple of weeks ago, as one of the worst lottery bills in history passed the Alabama Senate, I wrote that it would be amazing if the process that led to its ...

    VIDEO: Alabama lottery debate continues  WKRG News 5

    Thursday, a Senate committee heard from the public on if the state should have a lottery. Dozens spoke for an against the future of a lottery in Alabama.

    Lawmakers prepared to discuss lottery legislation in upcoming session  WHNT News 19

    MADISON, Ala. - Lawmakers say it's likely they will debate bringing a lottery to the state of Alabama during the upcoming legislative session. North Alabama ...

    Opinion | Albritton, Marsh introduce Indian lottery bill, sell out Alabama citizens  alreporter.com

    There are probably nicer ways I could say that, but what's the point, really? Why am I worried about the feelings of two guys who are actively working to take food ...

    Let the people vote for a lottery in Alabama  Montgomery Advertiser

    We, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians believe that each and every citizen should have the right to vote on the lottery issue, and we support legislation providing ...

    VictoryLand amendment fails in Alabama Senate  Montgomery Advertiser

    A bill aimed at protecting electronic bingo at VictoryLand in Macon County fell two votes short of passage in the Alabama Senate on Thursday morning.

    Here's the 'deadest bill' of the Alabama House's 2019 session  Montgomery Advertiser

    Annual "Shroud Award" goes to bills that never came to a vote.

    Alabama's lottery plan goes to House for consideration  rocketcitynow.com

    The measure would bring a paper lottery option to the state. Changes have been made to allow 25 percent of the funds to go to education and 75 percent to go ...

    Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Quietly Legalizes Daily Fantasy...  Casino.Org News

    Alabama DFS bill has been signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey but there's still no sign of a lottery on the horizon, despite millions it would bring.

    Proposed bill could make the lottery a reality in Alabama  WAAY

    The Alabama legislature is still hashing out exactly what lottery money would pay for, but education is one of the possibilities.

    Alabamians are one step closer to a lottery that will not fund education  WRBL

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WRBL) - Alabamians are one step closer to voting on a statewide paper lottery during next year's presidential primary on March third.

    Pebblin Warren plays ball on lottery  The Alexander City Outlook

    Believing Republicans in the Alabama House of Representatives will need Democratic help to pass a lottery amendment, Rep. Pebblin Warren (D-Tuskegee) ...

    Alabama’s Longtime Hostility to Gambling Shows Signs of Fading  The New York Times

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Even more than its Bible Belt neighbors, Alabama has steadfastly resisted legalizing gambling for generations. The clout of evangelical ...

    Opinion | Counteroffer: A gaming plan the dog track owners would likely accept  alreporter.com

    Last week, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians laid out its starting point for any negotiations concerning a lottery and gambling legislation. Arthur Mothershed ...

    Poarch Creeks subject of multiple federal probes, White House is watching  alreporter.com

    UPDATE: Late Friday evening, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians released a statement disputing that the tribe is under investigation, calling the comments from ...

    New lottery machines could help dog tracks  WBRC

    An Alabama lawmaker sponsoring a lottery bill in the state legislature said people crossing state lines by the thousands to buy tickets could build support for his ...

    Nevada is tops in gambling spending, but what's the lottery, casino tab in other states?  USA TODAY

    Americans spend about $261 in casinos and on lottery tickets. Nevadans spend the most, $5000 per adult. Rhode Island leads in lottery spending.

    Raising Alabama: The need for more revenue  WSFA

    The latest numbers show Alabama ranks 50th in the nation in tax collection.