The electronic bingo machines which filled the halls at Country Crossing are no more. Manufactures were quick to get their equipment out after they reached an agreement with Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange allowed them to remove their equipment without repercussions. One of the attorneys for Country Crossing said he does not believe the machines will be going far.
"One thing I can guarantee you is these machines will never leave the state of Alabama they will be residing in Wynn-Creek or the Indian casino in Winnetonka or somewhere like I said they will be somewhere in Alabama the minute they leave our facility they will go strait to one of those casinos," Commented Country Crossing Attorney Will Matthews
Representatives with Country Crossing released this statement.
"One of our vendors removed its equipment from country crossing today pursuant to the vendor’s agreement with the attorney general. This is a necessary step towards our successful reopening."
Attorneys say they have been working with machine vendors to design an Alabama specific machine, which they call quote "a slowed down version" however they maintain the old machines were still legal.
"Our games were never ruled illegal, by anyone, we had slowed the machines down i feel like our experts from day one would testify in court that if we ever got to court that our machines complied with the law," said Matthews
Last week Attorney General Strange said this agreement was part of the states legal battle against gaming.