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Alabama court rules against White Hall gambling

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court has dealt electronic bingo games a setback.

The court decided 6-3 Friday to strike down a preliminary
injunction that kept the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling
from conducting another raid of White Hall Resort and Entertainment Center.

The task force raided the White Hall gambling center in March
and seized 105 gambling machines.

The charitable organization that operates the facility, Cornerstone Community Outreach, argued that the machines were legal electronic bingo games and got a preliminary injunction against future raids.

The Supreme Court reversed the preliminary injunction.

The court's majority said Cornerstone did not have a reasonable
likelihood of proving that the seized games constituted the game of bingo.

Spokesmen for the governor and for Cornerstone said they were
studying the decision and did not have immediate comment.


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