Gaming report would be completed by May

Gaming probe in Alabama will be seemingly held until May.
Gaming probe in Alabama will be seemingly held until May.

Alabama’s Advisory Council on Gambling was created to debate and report on the industry’s activities.

US.- The recently-formed Alabama’s Advisory Council on Gambling is holding a deep review on current gaming activities in the State. During this legislative session, officials will debate the future of gambling operations and regulations until May.

Recommendations and analysis will be received by the Advisory Council members in order to present a complete report on current gambling laws and the economic impact of the industry’s operations in Alabama.

The report was supposed to be presented by January 31, but during last Thursday’s meeting of the Advisory Council, the date was delayed. According to the State’s Finance Director and chairman of the Advisory Council on Gambling Clinton Carter, the report would offer information about several issues of the industry, including full legalisation of gambling, the establishment of a lottery, among others.

Alabama is set to implement a new framework to control the gambling industry. Current laws are not totally clear and whilst some consider gambling is illegal, several salons have been approved in Macon County and Greene County. Furthermore, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians operates casinos in Atmore, Montgomery and Wetumpka.