Tyson Appeals Ruling Blocking Raid of Ala Casino

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The commander of Gov. Bob Riley's gambling task force has gone back to the Alabama Supreme Court seeking permission to raid Alabama's largest casino.

Task force commander John Tyson filed an emergency appeal Thursday night asking the Supreme Court to overturn an injunction by Macon County Circuit Judge Tom Young that has blocked a raid of the Victoryland casino in Shorter since March.

Young, in a ruling earlier Thursday, refused to lift his ban on a raid, even though the Supreme Court had rejected his order in the case.

Young said Tyson must wait until the Supreme Court order is final in about two weeks.

Tyson, in his appeal, said the state will be harmed if electronic bingo is allowed to continue at Victoryland for even two more weeks. Victoryland is the only non-Indian casino still operating in Alabama.

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