AG, VictoryLand attorneys fight over legality of electronic bingo

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Two sides in a high-profile fight over gambling in Alabama are arguing their side in a much different venue. Attorneys for Attorney General Luther Strange and VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor are arguing their cases about the legality of electronic bingo after Strange’s office contested the liquor license for the casino. Joe Espy, attorney for McGregor, [...]

Senator asks AG to withdraw objection to VictoryLand liquor license

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State Sen. Billy Beasley has asked Attorney General Luther Strange, in a letter requesting he withdraw his objection to the liquor license for the casino at VictoryLand, to give his constituents in Macon County the same courtesy as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. “It is my understanding that the Poarch Creek Indians are licensed [...]

Espy says VictoryLand to open at 2 p.m. today

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After two years with the doors closed, an attorney for VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor said the facility will reopen at 2 p.m. today. VictoryLand, which was once the largest employer in the county, has been closed since August 2010. McGregor had said earlier this year, after he was acquitted in a federal corruption trial, [...]

Attorney hopes VictoryLand will be open by Christmas with 1,200 machines, 200 employees

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An attorney for VictoryLand said on Thursday that the casino plans to open by the end of the year, hopefully by Christmas, with more than 1,200 machines and 200 to 250 people working. Joe Espy, who represents owner Milton McGregor and is assisting with the reopening, said “this is kind of a moving target,” but [...]

Sheriff, expert say machines at VictoryLand play legal bingo, are not slots

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An expert hired by the Macon County sheriff said Wednesday that the machines at VictoryLand play electronic bingo, are not slot machines, and are legal in Macon County. “I accept these machines as legal. How clear can it be that these machines play bingo?” Sheriff David Warren said Wednesday. Rich Williamson of BMM, which tests [...]