House Speaker Mike Hubbard, while awaiting trial for 23 felony charges, is pushing hard to give the Poarch Creek Indians the exclusive right to operate Class 3 gambling casinos in Alabama.
This monopoly would be a multibillion dollar bonanza for the Poarch Creek Indians. It is well known that in the past the Poarch Creek Indians have funneled money to Hubbard’s political action committees.
Alabama doesn’t need any sweetheart deals on casino gambling. Let the people vote. Then if gambling is approved, let the locations and casino operators be selected based on competitive bidding.