Gambling Operators Respond to Lawsuit, Raid

Tools

By Alabama News Network

 

 

Gambling operators say the state is overstepping its bounds by trying to shut down four casinos in Alabama.

 

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians says the state lacks the power to shut down its three electronic bingo operations in Atmore, Montgomery and Wetumpka.

 

The state filed suit Tuesday claiming the gambling centers are illegal.

 

And an attorney for VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor says the state's raid on the east Alabama casino is improper. McGregor lawyer Joe Espy says no court has ever ruled that VictoryLand's machines are illegal.

 

The moves were the state's latest in the state's long-running effort to shut down what it contends are illegal gambling operations.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

2/19/2013 3:07:42 PM (GMT -6:00)

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 1000 Characters Left

CBS 8 News and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.



What's onFull Schedule

Hot Video From AP

AP Video