Ala. board expects ruling in 15 days on license

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The chairman of an Alabama Beverage Control board panel says it expects to rule within 15 days on the Victoryland casino's request for a liquor license.

The committee concluded an all-day meeting about 5 p.m. Wednesday and committee chairman, Joe Adams, says it will now review mounds of evidence.

Deputy Attorney General Sonny Reagan urged the committee to deny the casino's application. VictoryLand attorney Joe Espy says the machines have been declared legal bingo machines by Macon County Sheriff David Warren, and the license should be granted.

Larry Crocker, an investigator for the attorney general, says he recently went undercover at VictoryLand and the machines do not match descriptions officials were provided with.

The casino reopened Dec. 18 after being closed for two years because of the state's gambling crackdown.



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