VictoryLand Set to Open By End of the Year Creating Up to 250 Jobs
VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor's attorney Joe Espy says the casino will be opened by the end of the year, and could be up and running as early as next week. He says they've started the hiring process and are training new employees.
Espy says 3,200 people applied for jobs, and he's hoping eventually VictoryLand will hire all of those people. But right now, they are bringing more than 200 people on board, and CBS 8 News spoke to one of them.
"Everybody is really excited! All my friends are excited. I just can't wait for it to open and go back to work," she says.
Phillips says she hasn't been told when the opening day will be, but that she is "on standby. Whenever. We don't know anything about when we are opening. What's going on."
As of now, Attorney General Luther Strange has not said whether he considers these machines legal, but did say the machines used in the past are what he calls slot machines.
Both the AG's office and Espy will not confirm nor deny that they have met with one another.