Center Stage Bingo Machines Confiscated

By: Bethany Anderson Email
By: Bethany Anderson Email

(Dothan)--North American trucks have arrived to collect electronic bingo machines at Center Stage.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange issued a raid of the business this morning.

Houston County Chairman Mark Culver issued a statement on Wednesday, he said "The county, while not responsible for Center Stage as a whole, does want to comply with State Regulations and will fully cooperate with this investigation."

Culver also said local law enforcement have been doing routine checks on the machines in recent months. There is no word yet on how long the investigation will last.


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  • by Interested on Jul 29, 2012 at 07:22 AM
    I believe that all the money that was wasted on the raid (moving vans, etc) would have better served our schools. I thought that Alabama was in bad financial shape. Sure seems like a WASTE of badly needed funds to me.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM
    How such a place we have come too. This is one of the most evil people to come along in our Great state of Alabama in the last 100 yrs. We are doomed!! For some reason we dont see this! What is so sad about it is he will be set free soon and He wiil be back! Shame on all you VIP's !! I feel so sad for All the good decent business owners whom got fleeced by all this.Does some one want to point fingers? How about the Houston Co Commision that is so greedy they ignore an un clear Law!!!
  • by Another Human Location: Alabama on Jul 28, 2012 at 08:18 PM
    Oh Heck folks,it aint like ole Gilley gonna be in a bad place!! Mommy and kids visit.Kids go play then ole Gilley and mommy play. Geee 3 meals and a cot,mommy be on that cot too. U go gurl!!
  • by BJ on Jul 28, 2012 at 06:14 PM
    Once again people say the liberals are trying to turn our country socialistic no it is our good ol Bible thumping conservatives. What happen to being able to vote? Heck woman better run and hide bc they want us to go back to the 50's for you. They want to control who you marry and let the rich keep getting richer. People need to get a grip and see it the Republicans that want to control how you live. People have a problem with Obama because he is black. Yeah I just went there and I am white.
  • by bill Location: dothan on Jul 28, 2012 at 04:24 AM
    keep up the good work bingo bob and big luther !!
  • by Samantha Location: Dothan on Jul 27, 2012 at 07:09 PM
    Just to let you know today over 100 people from Center Stage were laid off. These people have bills to pay, families to feed, and roofs to keep over their heads. All I have to say is Thank you "Lying" Gov Bentley and "Lucifer" Strange. I also would like to Thank Houston/Henry DA Doug Valeska for being in on it then going awol to avoid questions about it. It's funny how "Church" people (Mainly Baptists) can sit at machine a week ago and have no problems with it. You all are a bunch of hypocrites and I for one am seperating myself and family from anything Baptist (Southern or otherwise) I have decided to go the way of the free thinker an the beliefs of an atheist. I'm sick of hypocritical, Bible-thumbing, Jesus freaks...You say you love Jesus you sure proved it yesterday and if this is Christianity I don't want any part of it.
  • by Todd Location: Dothan on Jul 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/101171755/Strange-1 check this out.. then you will see the reason why he is doing what he is doing... if you have to type it in do so.. tells ya who gave who money...
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      by Santa on Jul 28, 2012 at 05:55 PM in reply to Todd
      It sure looks like old Luther and Bently are getting alot in contributions from the indians.......according to that doc anyways....sounds like a prison term coming to me.....oh wait...Alabama doesn't convict guilty polititions...just innocent businessmen....
  • by guest on Jul 26, 2012 at 09:43 PM
    RSN is actual trying to single out a judge,because he wants revenge.I think he might get in trouble over this.I know I would pull my ads till its clear on what his intentions are.
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      by Sue on Jul 29, 2012 at 01:31 PM in reply to guest
      RSN just tells like it is. The Judge was named on the WTVY NEWS.Why did the Judge not want to be named.HUM
  • by Bunny Location: Dothan on Jul 26, 2012 at 08:31 PM
    Dang, so many people are upset because their fun is gone. Okay,some of y'all need a better hobby....seriously. And it sucks that some of you are out of a job, but I've seen several businesses around town that are hiring. Get out there and look, a job is a job. Working at a place like this is just asking for trouble.
  • by Unbelievable on Jul 26, 2012 at 04:55 PM
    And so the truth comes out. They took SLOT machines yesterday. Face it, if you put money in a machine to play bingo, it is a slot machine. Weren't they told to use PAPER bingo only?? Now they have to do so. Might need to check to make sure the money is going to charity. When something like this occurs, it amazes me how ignorance shows in replies. The Alabama law says no to slot machines. Too many of you carry this too far with stupid comments.
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      by cs on Jul 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM in reply to Unbelievable
      they are not slot machines, they are computers. if you have never been there dont say anything.
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