Alabama’s Victoryland Casino Closes With Raid Looming

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Aug/09/2010
Alabama Victoryland Casino

 

Alabama’s biggest casino, Victoryland, closed down voluntarily as a court ruling loomed that would likely result in a raid of the state’s largest electronic bingo operation.  Victoryland is the last of the non-Indian casinos doing business in Alabama.

Victoryland owner Milton McGregor said the casino was be closing temporarily due to the "legal shenanigans and threats" from Gov. Bob Riley and his gambling task force commander, John Tyson Jr.

The Governor claims that the casino is running “illegal slots” and a court ruling backs that assertion. 

"The system of government in our state has broken down," McGregor said in a statement.

The Macon County district attorney and sheriff insist that the casino is legal. 

Raids and the threat of raids have forced other casinos to close, including Greenetrack in Greene County, where protesters were arrested, and Country Crossing at Dothan, which investors had planned as the centerpiece of a country music-themed entertainment complex, according to the Associated Press.

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