Alabama House Speaker McCutcheon to ABC 33/40: ‘No lottery or gaming bills on the floor Monday’

Gambling is dead for the 2021 regular legislative session according to House Speaker Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia).

There had been some speculation a last-ditch effort could be underway on the House floor on Monday, the last day of the 2021 regular session. That could lead to a long-shot agreement with the Senate that would get a vote on the 2022 ballot to amend the Alabama Constitution and remove a prohibition on gambling.

Friday, McCutcheon told Birmingham’s ABC 33/40 no lottery or gaming bills would be up for consideration on the House floor on Monday.

“We will continue to work on the gaming legislation for the future,” McCutcheon said in a statement to ABC 33/40. “There are many bills that need attention and we need to address those bills rather than get caught in a filibuster over gaming.”

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It is also a possibility that the Governor could call a special session to address prison issues, and gaming/lottery.