The Lottery App: New technology could interrupt Alabama’s gambling debate in a big way

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ARDMORE, Ala. (WHNT) - Alabamians have been arguing over a lottery for decades now.

Opponents call it a tax on the poor; they say it's morally wrong. Others think the state is missing out on major money that could help our budget crisis.

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A new app could disrupt that old gambling debate in a big way, by offering Alabamians digital access to lottery games.

So, how does the app work? Is it legal for residents of non-lottery states to use it? And why has the issue of "digital" gambling caught the attention of Alabama lawmakers?

We'll answer those questions and dive deeper into the debate over establishing a lottery.