Online Gaming in Alabama

In March 2018, a bill aimed at regulating fantasy sports in the state was unanimously approved by the Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee. Sponsored by State Sen. Paul Sanford, SB325 would establish the Fantasy Contests Act and provide for the registration of certain fantasy sports operators conducting fantasy sports contests within the state. However, Alabama’s Senate declined to bring the legislation up for a floor vote, effectively ending any chance of the state legalizing DFS in 2018.

In April 2019, the Alabama House State Government committee endorsed HB361, the so-called “Fantasy Contest Act, which defines a “fantasy contest” as a "simulated game of skill.”

In June 2019, Governor Kay Ivey signed a daily fantasy sports bill into law that came after the legislature passed the bill in May.