The state of Alabama, one of the poorest state in the Union has been facing a deficit for years and its lawmakers have suggested many ideas to fight $700 million deficit.
Some of these ideas include creating a state lottery, having Vegas Style casinos and increasing taxes.
The idea of having Vegas Style Casinos is appealing as it would keep them from having to increase taxes. The main proposal is to make a deal with the Indians which could generate millions of dollars.
Republican Senator Jabo Waggoner said that "This compact would say you can offer the Las Vegas type casinos but in return you're going to pay to the state of Alabama x number of dollars,”
Alabama already has 7 casinos which include the Creek Casino Montgomery, which is currently undergoing a $65 million expansion, but they are thinking about providing its residents and visitors a more Las Vegas style experience.
Waggoner believes that this could solve a lot of problems as many believe that it is not feasible to cut back on State Government spending as it would affect public safety and necessary care of Alabamians.