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.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by JAMES Location: DOTHAN on Aug 7, 2010 at 01:57 PM
  • by jay Location: Wicksburg on Aug 7, 2010 at 12:39 PM
    Thank God for people like Tyson. He and Riley are enforcing the Constitution, as they are SWORN to do. Hope the Supreme Court takes action against the either crooked, paid for, or just plain stupid Circuit Judge in Macon County.
  • by Alice Location: Dothan on Aug 6, 2010 at 01:58 PM
    what is the govenor a morron or what. Our schools need money, the casinos will contribute yet Riley says it is illegal. what a complete jerk!!!! I will continue going to casinos and support other states education Thanks to the A-- H--- governor of alabama.
  • by alasux Location: miseryall on Aug 6, 2010 at 01:50 PM
    Get out of alabama people while you can.Tyson says it's an emergency,the state of alabama is under attack by that big bad bingo place thats been here for how many years ?This has gotten tooo funnny!!!!
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