Judge to decide quickly in Country Crossing raid case

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge told attorneys that he
expects to rule Monday afternoon on a request to block a raid at
the Country Crossing gambling hall at Dothan.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson talked Monday morning with
attorneys for Country Crossing and the commander of the Governor's
Task Force on Illegal Gambling.

The judge asked Country Crossings' attorneys if they had any
remedy left in state court, and they said they did not. The task
force submitted information from an undercover officer saying the
electronic games at Country Crossing aren't bingo because they can
be played blindfolded.

Country Crossing closed to prevent a raid by the task force
before dawn Friday. Spokesman Doug Rainer said Monday the business remains closed pending a decision by the federal judge.

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