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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,”
Supporters of legalizing sports betting in New Jersey are questioning whether judge, Michael Shipp, the judge who granted a temporary restraining order preventing New Jersey from legalizing sports gambling in the state may have a conflict of interest.
Judge Michael Shipp is the brother of former NFL running back Marcel Shipp, who played for the Cardinals from 2001 to 2007 and has expressed interest in coaching in the NFL.
This calls into question the partiality of his brother, according to State Sen. Raymond Lesniak who told the told the Asbury Park Press that Judge Shipp should dismiss himself from the sports gambling case because of “a strong appearance of a conflict of interest that could compromise Judge Shipp’s ability to make an objective decision.’’