Statement from Country Crossing on the Death of the Simple Bingo Act…

“It is a sad day and a travesty for so many in this state when an incredible opportunity and the people’s right to vote on the issue of electronic bingo was killed by a tyrannical, obsessed and corrupt Governor,” said Jay Walker, spokesman for Country Crossing.

“I hope when people go to the polls in June and November, they understand their voice has been silenced by him and Republican leaders that were scared to do the right thing. Alabama will never move forward with the kind of leadership it’s currently under.”

“As for Country Crossing, we will continue to do whatever we can to get the doors open once again. However, our economic situation will not allow us to sit idly by and wait for something to happen. Country Crossing is a great concept and one that will work almost anywhere, so we will begin exploring doors that have already opened.”

“Our hearts go out to the wonderful leaders and people that are in the Wiregrass area. Our home is there and our heart is, too. We hope to once again be a part of the corporate community in the very near future.”


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  • by Mary Location: Houston on May 13, 2010 at 12:24 PM
    November is not to for away and it looks like the people is ready to put ALL NEW PEOPLE IN OFFICE and to all the old people in office your turn is almost over and now it's the peoples turn.
  • by jj Location: hartford on Apr 26, 2010 at 12:44 PM
    I agree with Tim from Dothan
  • by jj Location: hartford on Apr 26, 2010 at 12:42 PM
    why don't they just open up those restaurants again and the bed and breakfast if they are so concerned over people having Job's?
  • by Erik Location: Wiregrass on Apr 22, 2010 at 11:04 PM
    All these poor poor people, living in a totalitarian state, where one person controls the house, senate, supreme court, and even THOUGHTS ? Or could it REALLY be the paranoia present in the minds of these sheep that think they are being denied. I suspect most of the legislature voted by their majority constituents wants, NOT the most vocal or vicious. Get your rep to sponsor a bill...one that says "I want a referendum to legalize E Bingo in the State of Al" Thats all that is needed.. that is your simple YES/NO Then regulation and taxation can be effected. To sponsor anything like the trash the bought / paid for sponsored doesnt cut it
  • by JAMES Location: DOTHAN on Apr 22, 2010 at 04:51 PM
    WHERE WAS OUR JUDGES OUR DA.OUR SHERIFF.THEY SAID THEY DID NOT KNOW WHO WAS RIGHT OR WRONG.THEY DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE SUPREME COURT RULEING.WHAT DID THEY DO FOR HOUSTON COUNTY AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR JOBS.THE JUDGES THE DA AND OUR SHERIFF THEY STILL HAVE THEIR JOBS.MABY BY JUNE I MIGHT GET TO VOTE.UNLESS BINGO RILEY AND HIS PUPPETS MAKE A LAW FROM KEEPING ME FROM VOTEING.LOOKING FORWARD FOR JUNE AND NOVEMBER TO VOTE.BUT BEST OF ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE BINGO RILEY LEAVING OFFICE.THEY NEED TO MAKE THAT DAY A STATE HOLIDAY.
  • by Tim Location: Dothan on Apr 22, 2010 at 02:54 PM
    If the developer had stuck to his original announced plan that Country Crossings was going to be a country music attraction I believe it would have been succussful. The TV and media ads that have been run by country crossing seem to target people that cannot see through the smoke screen. He has made this issue gaming, not jobs or country music. Electronic Bingo does not meet the intent of the Supreme Court Ruling. (I am not opposed to gaming, however, the way to approach the issue should have been to change the law, wait till the law was changed, and then added gaming if desired). Houston County has been hurt, but not by the Governor; rather, as a result of the tactics employed by those who attempted to get around the law.
  • by MIKE Location: DOTHAN on Apr 22, 2010 at 01:48 PM
    FLORIDA IS ONLY A COUPLE LIMES AWAY AND IM SURE JACKSON COUNTY WOULD WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY
  • by johnny Location: dothan, al on Apr 22, 2010 at 12:42 PM
    cc: you ARE living in a "gov't controlled society" and you are NOT allowed to think...face it!
  • by ken Location: dothan on Apr 22, 2010 at 10:03 AM
    When the dust clears, I am afraid Houston County will be stuck with the bills if Mark Culver made some backroom agreements with Gilley. How many Country Crossing supporters will there be then?
  • by cc Location: Hartford on Apr 22, 2010 at 08:34 AM
    This is so frightening ! I feel like I'm living in a gov't controlled society and not even having the freedom to think on my own, much less make my own choices. I am a Christian. I don't gamble nor have a been to CC or any other facility, but that is MY Choice, not Bob Riley's. What's going on in SE Alabama is wrong, and there is more to the story than we know - I can almost guarantee that. The wet/dry issue is coming up again in Geneva County and I'm waiting to see what kind of war that starts. We need to vote on these issues. That is our right.
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