Alabama Legislative Session to include (yet another) push for gambling

01.07.22 – In this new story, Brendan Kirby of Fox10 News discusses the latest push by the Alabama Track Owners Association (ATOA) to address comprehensive casino gaming. The opening section of the article reads as follows: “The 2022 legislative session kicks of Tuesday with a familiar agenda item – gambling. Gaming proposals in one formContinue reading “Alabama Legislative Session to include (yet another) push for gambling”

Group Pushed for Lottery & Gaming Amendment on November Ballot

01.05.22 – In this story, WHNT News 19 discusses the Alabama Track Owners Association (ATOA) media campaign. The segment opens with the news anchor describing the history of the lottery & gaming bill, the current efforts to revive the legislation that passed the Alabama State Senate in 2021, and ATOA’s advocacy to get the issueContinue reading “Group Pushed for Lottery & Gaming Amendment on November Ballot”

Alabama Race Track Owners Push for Gambling Bill

01.05.22 – In this story, Mike Cason of AL.com discusses the media campaign initiated by the Alabama Track Owners Association (ATOA). The opening section of the article reads as follows: “The ad says a lottery and casinos could generate $700 million a year and create 12,000 jobs. Those numbers are similar to those in aContinue reading “Alabama Race Track Owners Push for Gambling Bill”

A New Push For a Comprehensive Gambling Bill

01.05.22 – In this story, Josh Moon of Alabama Political Reporter discusses the media campaign initiated by the Alabama Track Owners Association (ATOA). The opening section of the article reads as follows: “The ads highlight the revenue and jobs associated with the bill and note that the jobs created would be “four automotive manufacturing plants”Continue reading “A New Push For a Comprehensive Gambling Bill”

Press Release: ATOA Launches Media Campaign in support of a Gaming & Lottery Constitutional Amendment

01.05.22: Montgomery, Alabama – On 05 January 2022, the Alabama Track Owners Association launched its boldest media campaign yet. The communication encourages Alabama voters to contact their legislators and tell them to let the people of Alabama vote on a comprehensive gaming and lottery constitutional amendment during the November 2022 General Election.   The television advertisementContinue reading “Press Release: ATOA Launches Media Campaign in support of a Gaming & Lottery Constitutional Amendment”

Press Release: ATOA asks Citizens to Call on their Legislators to Pass a Gaming & Lottery Bill in this Special Session

09.23.21: Montgomery, Alabama – The Alabama Track Owners Association (ATOA) continues to pursue the goal of passing a comprehensive gaming and lottery bill during this Special Session – currently focused exclusively on prisons and prison reform. Since the media campaign launched at the beginning of September, the citizens of Alabama have made thousands of callsContinue reading “Press Release: ATOA asks Citizens to Call on their Legislators to Pass a Gaming & Lottery Bill in this Special Session”

ATOA Calls on Alabama Lawmakers to Address Gambling

09.03.21 – In this story, Erin Davis of WSFA 12 reports on the media campaign initiated by the Alabama Track Owners Association (ATOA). The introductory paragraph reads as follows: ” Gambling has been a hot topic in Alabama for years. Despite several attempts, Alabama lawmakers failed to pass a gambling proposal during this year’s legislative session. NowContinue reading “ATOA Calls on Alabama Lawmakers to Address Gambling”

Opinion: A Majority of Voters want Gambling, Lottery. There’s little opposition.

09.02.21 – In this opinion piece, Josh Moon of the Alabama Political Reporter provides perspective on the state of the comprehensive gaming and lottery plan. The essence of the opinion column is captured in the following quote: “We’re talking potentially around $1 billion annually to pay for college scholarships, broadband internet expansion, rural health careContinue reading “Opinion: A Majority of Voters want Gambling, Lottery. There’s little opposition.”

Alabama dog track owners launch gambling push – but familiar hurdles remain

09.01.21 – In the news report, Brenden Kirby of FOX10 news reports on the Alabama Track Owners Association (ATOA) media campaign. Key elements of the report’s message are contained in the following quote: “The Alabama legislative session does not even start for almost nine months. But Robert Kennedy Jr., a spokesman for the association’s efforts,Continue reading “Alabama dog track owners launch gambling push – but familiar hurdles remain”

Press Release: Alabama Track Owners Association Launches Statewide Media Campaign

09.01.21 – Montgomery, Alabama – The Alabama Track Owners Association (ATOA) has launched a statewide media campaign to communicate the following message directly to the citizens of Alabama: Alabama is losing hundreds of millions of dollars in gaming and lottery revenue to Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. This continues to happen year after year becauseContinue reading “Press Release: Alabama Track Owners Association Launches Statewide Media Campaign”