Electronic-bingo bill increases tax rate for Alabama

An Alabama lawmaker plans to introduce a revised version of the electronic-bingo bill that increases the tax rate from 25% to 27%. The bill requires 21 votes to pass, but anti-gambling Gov. Bob Riley opposes the measure. "It grants a few powerful casino bosses no-bid contracts guaranteeing them a monopoly to operate casinos in this state," said Todd Stacy, press secretary for Riley.

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