Electronic bingo machines illegal in Greene County, Circuit Court rules

KNOXVILLE (TAB) — The gambling machines and more than $191,000 in cash seized from Frontier Bingo in Knoxville during a raid in 2014 will remain with the state, Greene County Circuit Court ruled Aug. 15.

The confiscated cash will be transferred to the state’s General Fund and the illegal electronic bingo machines will be destroyed.

The court’s siding with the State of Alabama is “a significant victory for the rule of law in Greene County,” Attorney General Luther Strange said.

“Electronic bingo is unlawful in within the State of Alabama and today’s ruling is further evidence that the law is being enforced.”

In other news, a miscommunication between Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford and Macon County Racing Commission Chairman Luther Curry prompted reports of a Sept. 6 opening for VictoryLand in Shorter. A firm opening date for the casino has not been set, however, according to VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor.

Although the Alabama Supreme Court ruled against VictoryLand in its March 31 ruling concerning the legality of the casino’s electronic bingo machines, McGregor has continued to move forward with plans to get the gambling facility’s doors reopened. For the full story, visit www.thealabamabaptist.org.

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