No decision on reopening Country Crossing

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A spokesman for the closed Country Crossing
gambling development in Dothan says no decision has been made yet
about reopening.

Spokesman Jay Walker said Tuesday discussions are ongoing with
Country Crossing's attorneys.

Developer Ronnie Gilley said Monday he was considering reopening
Country Crossing, which has been closed since late January to
prevent a raid by the governor's gambling task force.

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


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  • by Anonymous on May 27, 2010 at 01:14 AM
    All I want to say is Good luck Ronnie Gilley and company,in whatever you decide to do under the circumstances.Those of us who enjoyed having a place to go and unwind after working a hard week for this crook in the capital appreciate what you tryed to do for us.You ARE TO BE ADMIRED for you're contributions to our county and for one am DAMN PROUD you didn't offer this crooked --- -- - ----- a payoff! You're an honorable man.Good Luck.
  • by Bett Location: Dothan on May 26, 2010 at 12:56 PM
    Here's hoping those that have influence will understand the importance of opening Country Crossing for our local economy. Yes, I am a Christian, and I believe that we need Country Crossing. Help us stay open.
  • by James Location: Ozark on May 26, 2010 at 10:16 AM
    Guys, bottom line, vote these guy's out of office, Repubs are being told by a few money guy's that didn't get in on the deal to get CC out. What a bout Greene Track, Im glad they are still open , but Tyson is not going to shut them down. What about equal justice? Is that not also part of the "Rule of Law"? More jobs to be lost , education system going down the crapper, nothing from the Gov., nothing from our legislature, they just collect the 65k a yr and run and hide. We are the idiots if we let these guys stay in power.
  • by Tim Location: Dothan on May 26, 2010 at 09:53 AM
    It's kinda obvious to me that by viewing the thread of comments here most of us are in favor of having Country Crossing re-opened for business. So Riley, if most people want it, why are you so set on not listening to the people of Alabama? Do your self interests out-weigh those of the people? And by the way, Alabama and the surrounding States are all ranked in the top 15 most corrupt states in the nation with our neighbor to the North in the top spot. Wow, is that what conservatives are all about? Clean up your own mess before you try to clean up somebody elses. You get my drift?
  • by Anita Location: Florida on May 26, 2010 at 09:46 AM
    Why has the task force not raided Victory Land at Shorter? HUMMM - someone in the government is getting a payoff?
  • by Diana Location: Headland on May 26, 2010 at 07:36 AM
    If you don't like it, don't participate, but don't ruin it for the others and the economy. With what's going on in this country right now, it wouldn't hurt to have a place to go for entertainment and such, plus it will be a boost for the local economy. For once, politicians, pull your heads out of your butts and see the light. This is so embarassing to the people of Alabama - don't you have anything else better to do? Like read a bill or something so you know what's in it before you vote on it? I'm sick of how this country is being run, everyone but Americans have rights here. Do something constructive for this country instead of worrying about a few electronic bingo machines, my gosh, it's not like Dothan's going to turn into a Las Vegas!!! You politicians don't seem to have a lot of common sense, whether you're a Dem or a Republican. Get it together people.
  • by Dan Location: Dothan on May 26, 2010 at 07:23 AM
    Drove to Shorter once before CC was ever announced, just to see what it was about. Admired the facilities, had lunch, invested $5 in the machines just for the experience. Never visited CC, but I say this area needs it, providing jobs, revenue, and entertainment. I hope they can re-open, and without being harrassed by the (in my opinion) crooked Governor and his State MIlitia.
  • by Patsy Location: Dothan on May 26, 2010 at 06:44 AM
    Go for it!!!!! Gilley! I love to play electronic bingo, but hate having to drive so far for a little adult entertainment. I hope all the people in office against it gets voted out and I'll do my part to see it happen. Love Country Crossings!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Joyce Location: Florida on May 26, 2010 at 06:32 AM
    What I want to know is how is victoryland staying open? Is it because they have paramutual betting or they just haven't been raided yet? My son lives in Pompano bch fl. and they have several casinos around him that are not indian owned. He says its because they have paramutual betting there. Gambling is illegal in fl. too. If country crossings is illegal in al. what about bingo halls there? Isn't that gambling when the prize is money??? You have it right, alabama is in the dark ages and wants it to stay that way...
  • by Bill Location: LA on May 26, 2010 at 04:19 AM
    Well if he gets raided by the gov. he can go to miss. without feeling bad.
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