A proposed constitutional amendment to expand, tax and regulate electronic gambling across Alabama has won approval from a state Senate committee.
The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee voted 4-1 Wednesday for the "Sweet Home Alabama" legislation sponsored by Democratic Sen. Quinton Ross of Montgomery. Committee Chairman Bobby Singleton says he expects the Senate to take up the bill in a week or two.
The bill originally provided for electronic gambling in nine counties, but the committee voted to take out Calhoun and Walker counties.
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