Gov. Forms Task Force to Probe Gambling in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Governor Bob Riley has created a task
force to investigate gambling operations throughout the state.

Riley announced Monday the task force is being headed by former Jefferson County District Attorney David Barber.

The governor contends that many electronic bingo machines are actually illegal slot machines.

Riley also said he will oppose any efforts in the upcoming Legislative session to expand and tax gambling.

He said any tax revenue the state received would pale next to the profits received by gambling operators.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by mollywoodimports Location: dothan alabama on Dec 29, 2008 at 04:46 PM
    country crossing will give many jobs, in case the governer is not aware of the unemployment rise people desperate for work and teachers being laid off, retailors closing thier doors,he needs to rethink what he,s doing,to the econemy,
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