Many of you followed along this past Spring as well watched and listened to the Alabama Legislature try to pass DFS legislation. As you know, the bill failed and now we have to start all over. The Alabama Legislature will go into the 2018 Session on January 9th at noon. As of today there are currently no prefiled bills regarding DFS. My personal opinion about the upcoming session is that there will once again be legislation introduced but like last time it will fail. Why you might ask? The main reason is 2018 is an election year and that doesn’t bode well for any “gaming” bills. The current mood toward DFS during the last session was very bleak and I feel like that will continue into the upcoming session. Apparently, the NFL anthem protests may even play a role in it. With 2018 being an election year and if things don’t go our way then we will have a chance to vote these folks out. Alabama recently elected a Democratic senator for the first time in 25 years (Jeff Sessions) old seat. So, there is the feeling that there could be sweeping change come election time. We’ll have to wait and see how this session goes but I give is a very low chance at even making it to the governor’s desk. Will update when I can if there are any changes as we progress through the session.
SENATE BILL 325 Introduced that would allow and regulate Fantasy Sports Contests in Alabama. Now would be the time to contact your Senators and Reps to ask them to support this bill! The bill was introduced by Senator Paul Sanford
Senate Committee meeting set for Wednesday (February 28th) at 8:30 a.m.
Senate Committee meeting voted 6-0 as favorable. Now awaiting to see if they can get it to the Senate floor for a vote February 28, 2018
Bill failed 3/13/2018