Victoryland Expected to Reopen Tuesday


By CBS-8 Reporter

Joe Espy, the attorney for Victoryland, tells CBS 8 that the facility is expected to reopen Tuesday afternoon.  Espy says the opening is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Workers have installed 1,200 gambling machines for the restart.




VictoryLand was once Alabama's largest casino with more than 6,000 machines, but it closed in 2010 under pressure from the state's anti-gambling task force.

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The casino will reopen without a liquor license.  Attorney General Luther Strange has asked the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control board to deny a liquor license for the casino.

In a letter to the board, Strange said Victoryland has a history of violating laws against illegal gambling.

Espy has written a letter to the board, urging it to deny Strange's request.

A meeting to discuss the liquor license hasn't yet been scheduled.

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