AL Governor Candidates Favor Casino Disclosure

By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The disclosure that the state's largest casino gave less than 1 percent of its gross per year to charity has the two candidates for governor saying more openness is needed.

Democrat Ron Sparks says there should be accountability and transparency with the charitable donations by casinos. A spokeswoman for Republican Robert Bentley says he favors frequent disclosure of charitable contributions.

The candidates expressed their views after a judge's order showed that Victoryland's electronic bingo machines in Macon County grossed $503 million over five years and contributed $4.4 million to charity, or less than 1 percent per year.

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