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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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