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Alabama House committee advances lottery, casino bill



One of the most controversial bills in Alabama's legislative session are up for debate in the last two days before lawmakers are sent home.

The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee voted to advance a lottery and casino bill to the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Opponents of the bill said in a public hearing that the bill picks "winners and losers" by naming nine casino locations, while supporters said it was time to give Alabama voters the opportunity to vote on gambling for the first time since 1999. 

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