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Pastor asks county to drop bingo

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A pastor in Dothan is asking county
commissioners to drop their support for an electronic bingo
pavilion at a proposed country music development.

According to Rev. Ricky Plummer, the video gaming operation at the
Country Crossing development is a first step into gambling.

The Bethal Baptist Church pastor called the electronic gambling
machines "the crack cocaine of the industry" and said it could
spark increased crime and poverty levels.

Houston County commissioners did not respond to his request.

A bingo pavilion is one element of Country Crossing, a music entertainment destination to be built on 375 acres of land just south of Dothan.

On Monday, Developer Ronnie Gilley plans to break ground on the site.o


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