Macon DA seeks ruling on VictoryLand machines

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A district attorney who believes the
electronic bingo machines at VictoryLand are legal says he will
seek a court ruling clarifying the machines' legal status.

Macon County District Attorney E. Paul Jones said he will file for a declaratory judgment soon in Macon County Circuit Court. VictoryLand has been closed for a month to prevent a raid by the governor's gambling task force.

Jones said the Alabama Supreme Court indicated the machines at
VictoryLand were legal when it ruled in a jackpot dispute in November. The court ruled that a customer was due no more than $2 from a disputed jackpot. Jones said the state's highest court could not have awarded any money to the customer if the machines at VictoryLand were illegal.

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