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Electronic bingo in all forms officially ruled illegal in Alabama

MONTGOMERY (TAB) —  Two rulings by the Alabama Supreme Court today (Dec. 23), combined with a March ruling already on the books, officially clarify that electronic bingo in all its forms is illegal in Alabama, according to Attorney General Luther … Continue reading

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Bentley creates advisory council on gambling; illegal bingo allowed to operate in state

MONTGOMERY (Maggie Walsh) — Gov. Robert Bentley announced this afternoon that he is creating an advisory council to study local and state laws on gambling and any possible revenues that may come from it. The council will present findings and recommendations … Continue reading

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Online fantasy sports operators DraftKings, FanDuel will no longer do business in Alabama

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced April 29 that both companies had entered into settlements with the State of Alabama to cease operations in the state effective May 2. The settlements come in response to the Attorney General’s … Continue reading

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AG Strange determines paid daily fantasy sports contests to be illegal gambling

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has determined that paid daily fantasy sports contests constitute illegal gambling and announced today that he has issued cease and desist letters to DraftKings and FanDuel. The results of fantasy sports contests … Continue reading

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Battle over legality of VictoryLand slot machines continues

BIRMINGHAM (Jennifer Davis Rash) — A July 10 court document filed in the Macon County Circuit Court marks the latest effort to shut down all illegal gambling efforts in Alabama. VictoryLand in Macon County and Greenetrack in Greene County continue … Continue reading

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Alabama v. Poarch Creek Band Gaming Authority legal briefs — in reference to upcoming Aug. 7 editorial ‘Two Fights Over Legalized Gambling’ by Bob Terry

The following three legal briefs are in reference to the upcoming editorial by Bob Terry, “Two Fights Over Legalized Gambling.” Look for the editorial in the upcoming Aug. 7 issue of The Alabama Baptist. Alabama v. PCI–appellant’s brief as filed PCI–state … Continue reading

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Services raided in Kyrgyzstan, warnings of ‘illegal’ activity

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (TAB, F18) — Several state agencies recently raided the Russian Orthodox cathedral in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, seemingly part of a series of raids and inspections on religious communities between January and April. The “campaign” warned of “illegal” religious activity to … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Greater Grace Church in Azerbaijan awaits court ruling

BAKU, Azerbaijan (CDN) — A Christian congregation in Azerbaijan is waiting pensively to see if a judge will uphold a court order that banned its right to meet and “liquidated” the church. “They are upset, but at the same time … Continue reading

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