Alabama court stops electronic bingo in Ashville

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ASHVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Electronic bingo gambling in Ashville has
ended.

The Alabama Supreme Court issued a 6-3 order Wednesday that
stayed a St. Clair County judge's ruling that allowed the games to
be installed at the American Legion hall in Ashville.

More than 200 machines began operating June 6. But District
Attorney Richard Minor said the American Legion shut down the games
after being notified of the order Wednesday afternoon.

The district attorney, sheriff and attorney general had sought
the stay. They argued state law allowed only paper bingo in the
town northeast of Birmingham, but the American Legion argued that
electronic games are permissible.

The stay is in effect until the Alabama Supreme Court decides
the legality of the games.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 48293297 - wtvy.com/a?a=48293297
Gray Television, Inc.