MONTGOMERY (WTVM) - Alabama's controversial gambling legislation continues to circulate the state senate.
As of Wednesday morning, sixteen supporters have emerged with four other politicians on the fence; twenty-one votes are needed for the amendment to pass.
The proposal calls for a constitutional amendment, which would first have to be approved through popular vote.
The amendment would legalize gambling within the state and impose a state tax on gaming centers.
Current facilities, like VictoryLand and Country Crossing, will be grand-fathered under the legislation and will not owe back taxes.
Alabama citizens are encouraged to voice their opinion on the proposal by contacting their local representatives:
Alabama State House of Representatives: (334) 242-7600
Alabama State Senate: (334)242-7800