Attorney General Luther Strange Opposes VictoryLand Liquor License


By Molly Clifton

The state attorney general is asking Alabama's liquor control board to deny a liquor license for VictoryLand's casino in Macon County.


VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor is seeking the license in anticipation of reopening the closed casino with 1,200 gambling machines by Dec. 31.


Attorney General Luther Strange is urging the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to deny the license on grounds that VictoryLand has a history of violating laws against illegal gambling. Strange wrote that a state constitutional amendment allowing bingo in Macon County doesn't mention the word "electronic" and it doesn't allow the use of any electronic device to play bingo.


VictoryLand has a license to serve liquor in a portion of the complex that simulcasts horse and dogs races. But it needs a new license to cover the casino.

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