Tag Archives: Luther Strange

AG Strange appointed to Sessions’ former senate seat

MONTGOMERY (Jennifer Davis Rash) — Alabama’s Jeff Sessions will be sworn in as U.S. Attorney General this morning (Feb. 9) and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange will step right into the Sessions’ vacant U.S. Senate seat. Gov. Robert Bentley announced his appointment … 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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AG Strange warns against new phone scam

MONTGOMERY (Mike Lewis) — Attorney General Luther Strange warns Alabama residents of a new telephone scam in which scam artists using a faked caller ID claim to be from the Attorney General’s Office seeking payment for an old debt or … Continue reading

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What Alabamians have to say about a lottery

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Alabamians have less than 24 hours to decide where they really stand on the issue of the lottery so they can contact their representative and have a heart-to-heart conversation. To contact your representative before the Tuesday afternoon session of the … 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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AL Supreme Court rules against VictoryLand

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — Using firm language, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled against VictoryLand’s casino forfeiture case March 31. The decision allows the state to destroy more than 1,200 electronic bingo machines it confiscated from the casino and keep more than … Continue reading

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Bentley removes Strange from anti-gambling enforcement, puts responsibility on local officials

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Gov. Robert Bentley put the responsibility of enforcing the state’s anti-gambling laws in the hands of local sheriffs and district attorneys this morning with the signing of Executive Order 13. Bentley’s Executive Order 13 “revokes, repeals and … Continue reading

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State must return gambling machines to VictoryLand

Montgomery Circuit Judge William Shashy ruled today that the state must return seized gambling machines and money to VictoryLand unless it takes action against other bingo casinos in Alabama, reported wsfa.com. Shashy said, “This Court will not be used as … 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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