OPINION: Reasons the Alabama gambling bill stinks Dana Hall McCain, AL.com · February 22, 2021 at 8:12 pm The gambling question is a carousel that Alabama never seems to get off. Every few years, we wrestle a gaming proposal until we’re all sweaty and exhausted, but we never settle the thing. We just call it a draw, get back on the merry-go-round, and catch our breath until we’ve recovered enough to do it again. Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston) has proposed a gambling bill that purports to get us off the carousel and give us a big sack of cash to boot. Pretty tempting, huh? He’s even dangled the carrot of improved broadband infrastructure for the state to help us imagine how magical everything will be once several casinos open and start raking in and pumping out cash to meet all our needs. You people know how badly I want the broadband problem fixed. I’ve been whining about that on a loop for a long time now. I’m even tired of hearing myself talk about it.