Strengthening Alabama’s Gambling Laws

Strengthening Alabama’s Gambling Laws

Alabama Supreme Court cases have strictly defined what forms of gaming are legal in Alabama, specifically developing a six-point test for categorizing bingo. Although stringently defined, the possibility of gaming facilities reopening and operating still exists. In order to effectively deter would-be offenders, the punishment for owning and operating illegal gaming paraphernalia should be raised from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class C felony.