Alabama's largest casino reopening after 1 month

By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The owner of VictoryLand in Shorter,
Milton McGregor, says he will reopen the state's largest casino at
1 p.m. Friday despite the possibility of a raid.

The commander of the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling
says McGregor can expect a visit. Commander John Tyson says if
VictoryLand's machines are legal, that's fine. If they aren't
legal, the task force will enforce the law.

The casino's 6,400 machines were shut down Feb. 1 and the entire
complex was closed Feb. 4 to prevent a raid by the governor's task
force.

McGregor's decision to reopen comes one day after the Macon
County sheriff and district attorney watched a demonstration of the
games and declared them legal electronic bingo.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by BL Location: P.City on Mar 5, 2010 at 04:43 PM
    Seems to me your Governor is the one interfering with the troopers job! Maybe Yella-Fella will come in on lemondrop to save the day also. Alabama adults can make the decision to go to these places for themselves. After all these machines were deemed LEGAL!!! Riley and his crooks don't scare some folk!
  • by JAMS Location: DOTHAN on Mar 5, 2010 at 03:34 PM
    WELL I SEE THAT VICTORYLAND HAS THE BACKBONE TO UP AGAINST POPE RILEY AND HIS CLOWNS.WHERE IS THE BACKBONE IN HOUSTON COUNTY?THEY MUST BE RILEY SMOKING A PEACE PIPE OR MAYBE SOMTHING ? RUN HOUSTON COUNTY RUN.
  • by Jay Bea Location: dothan on Mar 5, 2010 at 11:54 AM
    I wish someone would help me understand why the Attorney General doesn't step in and help DA Jones (which is clearly trying to do the right thing "By the law") for the Electronic bingo facilities .... The Attorney General can not just set back and allow Batman BOB & Wonder Boy TYSON continue to harass Victory land and Country Crossing .... VL & CC have had the there machines CERTIFIED By a nationally recognized Company Several Times... If we would just go by the way the Supreme Court Decided on what is LEGAL (the 6 points outlined in the cornerstone decision) then there would be no need for all this drama and senate votes .... just check the machines and see if they meet the standards to be legal, and if so ..... LEAVE THEM ALONE... As for Steven's posting about the Sheriff's statement to TYSON ... it must have worked, because they haven't raided them again ...HAVE THEY ??????
  • by Stan Location: Dothan on Mar 5, 2010 at 11:14 AM
    Elected Sheriffs have more power under the constitution than unelected state police. In fact, the elected sheriff has more law enforcement power than any federal enforcement like the FBI. It is the State police that need to watch their reckless and illegal actions.
  • by Steven on Mar 5, 2010 at 10:01 AM
    McGregor know that he has to get this in court and hope for a ruling in his favor. The bill that he wants passed will never pass the senate because it is very crooked. McGregor knows that the only way he will be able to have a casino is on the very slight chance that he gets a judge to side with him. He has all the judges in his area paid off, so he will be open for a little while. McGregor knows that when it gets to an impartial court, he will be shut down for good. And Nolan, do you really think that the Macon County Sheriff or any sheriff is crazy/stupid enough to interfere with the Troopers. By the way im sure you noticed that when the sheriff of Greene County was confronted by the Troopers about his reckless statements he responded by saying "You have to act tough around here or you can't win an election. I promise there won't be any resistance."
  • by de Location: panama city beach on Mar 5, 2010 at 09:52 AM
    Good luck, we're hoping all goes well. We may have to rename VictoryLand to Tombstone. Just watch out for Tyson's Coyboy's, they'll be wearing the red scarfs and carrying sidearms. I belive the cowboys' are going to stage their raid team somewhere along the Mississippi River, or maybe at Windcreek BingoNot Casino.
  • by James Location: Midlamd City on Mar 5, 2010 at 09:16 AM
    I hope Victoryland can stand up to Tyson's and Riley's underhanded raid like Greene county has done so far. If Tyson or Riley ever run for a state office again I will vote for their opponent, even if it is a dog, and I will tell all my friends to do the same. We don't need their kind in office in Alabama,
  • by Nolan Location: Daleville on Mar 5, 2010 at 08:13 AM
    If the Macon County Sheriff does not have the fortitude to stand up to the Governor's "Indians Protection" Task Force on Illegal Gambling and keep them out of the casino, except for a small team to inspect the system, it will make no difference in the TASK Forces agenda.
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