Lottery, casino bill faces hearing, vote at session end

Lottery, casino bill faces hearing, vote at session end
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A lottery and casino bill is getting a public hearing before an Alabama House committee and could be decided in the final two days of the legislative session.

The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee has scheduled a public hearing on the bill for 11 a.m. Tuesday. If approved, the proposal could get a vote in the Alabama House of Representatives in the final days of the session.

The proposal would authorize a lottery and allow nine casinos in the state.

If approved by lawmakers in both chambers, the proposal would then go before voters.

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