Women Seek Money Lost in Alabama Bingo Games

WHITE HALL, Ala. (AP) - Two women are using a 158-year-old Alabama law to try to get back money they say they lost at the closed White Hall Entertainment Center in Lowndes County.

Ozetta Hardy and Shirley Wallace filed a suit last month in Lowndes County Circuit Court saying that they and others who lost money at White Hall should be repaid. Their suit is based on an old state law that says contracts based upon gambling are void.

An attorney for the charity that ran the gambling hall, Bobby Segall, says the electronic bingo games were authorized by later laws that overrode the pre-Civil War statute.

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

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  • by d on Jul 27, 2010 at 04:34 AM
    why not, this nation seems to think that we are not responsible for our own actions, it much be someone else's fault!
  • by Edward Location: Dothan on Jul 26, 2010 at 01:48 PM
    If you play with snakes, you're going to get bit. If you play a game funded by losing, most of the time you're going to lose. Learn the math.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2010 at 01:08 PM
    Frivolus. Give them nothing.
  • by well,duh! Location: Dothan on Jul 26, 2010 at 12:54 PM
    Wait, you mean they gambled their money and lost? Shocker! That's their own stupid fault.
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