• unageo09

    The Alabama legislature will meet for the first time for the regular session next Tuesday on February 7th. Senate Bill 28, Alabama Fantasy Sports Contests Act, is the piece of legislation that I think most of us in Alabama who want DFS to come back to the state are most interested in. The bill is sponsored by Senator Thomas Whatley ®. You can read about the Bill if you want: want I will try to update this thread as the bill makes progress during the session and hopefully passes. Now is the time to email and call your reps and let them know you would like their support for this bill!


    Alabama House Bill 354 could possible come up for vote on April 18, 2017. The House meets at 1:00 pm. House Chamber live audio. The live stream should start around 1:00 p.m.

    Update 2: April 18, 2017

    HB 354 Passes by narrow margin in House after voting machine malfunction. Now will go to Senate for their vote.

    Update 3: May 14, 2017

    HB 354 still awaits a vote in the Alabama Senate. The Senate convenes on Tuesday May 16th at 2:00 p.m. It is not known at this time if the bill will come up for vote on this day. This is the last week of the 2017 Legislative session.

    FINAL UPDATE: Alabama House Bill number 354 Fantasy Sports Contest Act died in the Senate this afternoon on May 19, 2017. The current legislative session is now over and no further action will be taken.


  • lb12

    @hambazaza said...

    i was about to ignore you, but i feel like maybe you need a lesson in geography

    Look up Huntsville Alabama, and Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal

    The education level isn’t on par with Palo Alto, but it’s nothing to scoff at. your “by any measure” is laughable.

    I would argue that 25th highest education level is pretty good considering the size of the city.

    Your argument is so nonsensical and needlessly inflammatory that I am pretty sure you are trolling, but im confused why.

    this on point…..way to educate the idiot…. – one who doesn’t know better

  • unageo09

    They are currently discussing midwives bill. While not on the special calendar, it can still be brought up, but will it? It’s a waiting game now.

  • had21

    So if it gets carried over, it is no longer on the special calendar for the session?

  • lb12

    THEY’VE BEEN DISCUSSING midwives bill for an hour…i have no problems with that, its whatever, but at the same time can we get to the bills that affect MORE people….they keep throwing out that 700,000 alabamians want DFS, yet all 700k are being ignored….

  • lb12

    People can buy alcohol at 10:30 on Sunday mornings but we can’t play a skill game in the privacy of our home? Got it

  • dredaay

    They just adjourned

  • dredaay

    It’s over

  • lb12

    and its OVER…SMDH

  • Brandon684

    Wait? Were Whatley and Sanford working us the whole time?

  • debbie205

    Democrats wanted a full reading of a bill yesterday that took the half the day yesterday and half today to read (by a machine) as a vendective measure to get their way. Pitiful!!!!

  • unageo09

    Died in the Senate. They had the bill on the floor the other night and didn’t vote. What a waste.

  • Brandon684

    @unageo09 said...

    Died in the Senate. They had the bill on the floor the other night and didn’t vote. What a waste.

    And the holier-than-thous win again…

  • dredaay

    Vote for senators with more progressive thinking for now on

  • Brandon684

    @unageo09 said...

    Died in the Senate. They had the bill on the floor the other night and didn’t vote. What a waste.

    Pretty sure that means that the bill can never be brought up ever again right? Unbelievable….

  • Lathum

    Sorry guys

  • unageo09

    @Brandon684 said...

    Pretty sure that means that the bill can never be brought up ever again right? Unbelievable….

    Someone can introduce new legislation next year if they want. I suspect they will. There was a bill that died last year.

  • hambazaza

    RG Blog Program Manager, 2014 RG Party Beer Pong Champion

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    • Beer Pong Champion

    welp… this was depressing

  • bamafan34

    I’ve watched a lot of the shenanigans in our House and Senate enough to know who I will NOT be voting for. I know there were a lot of important bills they had to get through, but there were a lot of non important bills they argued over. They need to make it where if a bill is over 100 or 200 pages they should Not be allowed to fully read them. Alot of wasted time. Our House and Senate is a joke.

  • MSUUSA15

    Is there a way to find out which candidates are in favor of DFS. I know I for one will be voting for those who are in favor. That to me is the only way we’ll ever be able to play in Alabama.

  • Brandon684

    And Alabama wonders why it can’t get more tourists…

  • Marbrand

    Federal legislation is probably our best bet…regardless I think I’ve made my mind to just officially leave the state..Job sucks, state sucks…why stay? I know not all of you have that option but for some of us…it’s getting to that point.

  • mjeffreys

    There are only two things that matter to a large number of elected officials in Alabama – votes and tax dollars. We’re obviously limited in how often we can vote, but we have the ability to influence tax dollars with every purchase we make.

    If you live near a bordering state, you can spend your disposable income in that state. If you live in the middle of the state, you can visit other states regularly on weekends and spend your entertainment dollars there (and even make other purchases while you’re there).

    I plan to not spend one penny more than I absolutely have to in Alabama going forward. My voice doesn’t matter in this state, so why should I help to fund It? My weekends will involve road trips to other states, and that’s where my money will be spent. I actually drove two hours every weekend to play DFS in Tennessee during the NFL season last year, so I suppose I’m already conditioned for it to some extent.

    Also – If you’re reading this, and you don’t live in Alabama, please don’t provide this state with any tourism dollars. This state offers nothing that doesn’t have a substitute in a surrounding state, so please choose to visit other states whenever possible.

    I’ve never been overly proud of growing up in Alabama, but I’ve definitely never been this disappointed about it.

  • manoffewwords

    I agree. Regretfully this will die out and be forgotten unless we as a group can continue to voice our displeasure

    Would it be possible to contact new AG to see if he would lift the cease and desist order by Luther Strangelove. I have heard he has no problems with DFS

  • Marbrand

    Who is to blame? I think the Republicans…They hold control of the house and senate, and they were the no votes that kept it from going to a vote earlier in the week, and here’s why:

    Whatley is a Republican. If Whatley brings this up to a vote and the Republicans vote it down, Democrats would have had ammo to use come election season.

    If Whatley brought this up and the Democrats for some reason were the no majority, then it would have been the Republicans with ammo, but he chose specifically not to do that.

    Whatley in the end is fine as a Republican but the rest of the bible-thumpers as far as i’m concerned, I’ll be voting a straight Democratic ticket next go around if I’m still in this state (governor’s mess included).

  • deejones49

    Indian casinos are to blame

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