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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - There's no denying it, gambling is perhaps the hottest topic in Alabama.
"This should not be an issue that divides our state," says 2nd District Congressman Bobby Bright.
But right now it is. The definition of what's legal and what's not is creating tension between residents, county leaders and Governor Riley.
While the Governor's mission is to rid the state of electronic bingo machines, Congressman Bright thinks there's a better way.
"What we all could do is agree on a referendum and let the people decide. That way it eliminates the Governor having to go down into a community and raid and make it look like he's fighting the local leadership."
Bright believes a passed referendum should come with strings attached.
"It would need to be regulated. A commission should be set up and private individuals should not be profiting from the proceeds of a gambling initiative if it passed," he adds.
And while he doesn't agree with gambling, he also believes the decision isn't his to make.
"I also am a public servant speaking for my constituents. And whatever they choose to do, however they choose to live their life in their communities, I will honor that."
Bright hopes if a referendum passed, the proceeds from gambling would go towards education.