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”

Gambling Bill Dies as Legislative Session Winds Down

05.18.21 – In this article, Kim Chandler of the Associated Press reports that the legislative session ended without a vote on casino gaming and lottery bill. A summary of the article is contained in the following quote: “The session wound down Monday night without a House vote on the Senate-passed lottery and casino bill. HouseContinue reading “Gambling Bill Dies as Legislative Session Winds Down”

Gambling bill stalls in the Alabama House as tempers flare

05.08.21 – In this article, Kim Chandler of the Associated Press reports that negotiations to provide Alabama citizens with the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment to legalize lotteries and casinos stalled in the Alabama House of Representatives. A summary of the article is contained in the following quote: “…The demise of the legislationContinue reading “Gambling bill stalls in the Alabama House as tempers flare”

Comprehensive gaming, lottery bill appears to be dead for this session

05.07.21 – In this article, Brandon Moseley of the Alabama Political Reporter reports that the Alabama House did not vote on the bill to provide Alabama citizens with the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment to legalize the lotteries and casinos. A summary of the article is contained in the following quote: “…During theContinue reading “Comprehensive gaming, lottery bill appears to be dead for this session”

Alabama Senate approves bills for lottery, casinos

4.13.21 – In this article, Mike Cason reports that the Alabama State Senate approved the bill to provide Alabama citizens with the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment to legalize the lotteries and casinos. The key messaging points are contained in the following quote: “McClendon’s original bill proposed a constitutional amendment to allow votersContinue reading “Alabama Senate approves bills for lottery, casinos”

Alabama lottery debate to continue after Senate passes one bill, carries second over

4.07.21. In the enclosed article from the Montgomery Advertiser, Kirsten Fiscus and Bryan Lyman discuss the results of the Alabama Senate debate on the lottery. The most significant messaging points are captured in the following quote: “The Alabama Senate passed a lottery bill Wednesday. But not the one that would establish a lottery. The chamber Wednesday approvedContinue reading “Alabama lottery debate to continue after Senate passes one bill, carries second over”