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