Greene County Judge Removed

The Alabama Supreme Court has removed Greene County Circuit Judge Eddie Hardaway from the case involving the Greenetrack casino.  Governor Riley released the following statement: “No one is above the law and today’s ruling from the Supreme Court reaffirms this basic principle of our state and our nation.  By removing Judge Hardaway from this case, [...]

3 Tracks of Gambling Debate

Track 1: Legal The 7-2 decision in the Alabama Supreme Court gives the governor’s task force on illegal gambling a clear edge in the legal battle over electronic bingo. The court’s decision Thursday (view here)  led Gov. Bob Riley and his task force commander, John Tyson, to declare raids will continue. Watch Riley and Tyson [...]

Clarification – McGregor closes Victoryland games for computer upgrades

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News, Montgomery, AL Clarification on an earlier post: Victoryland owner Milton McGregor asked for a clarification on the closing of the gaming center at the facility in Macon County.  He says the computers being upgraded are not those that operate the electronic bingo machines. He says they are part of the [...]

McGregor Attorney: “Come Join Us.”

Birmingham attorney J. Mark White echoes his client, Milton McGregor’s commercial, saying “come join us.” White says the legal brouhaha brought on by the Governor’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling is bogus. “They know Victoryland is legal…. they understand the only way to come in and take the equipment is for them to act in [...]

Riley reacts to latest ALSUPCO ruling on bingo in St. Clair Co.

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News Anchor, Montgomery, AL – in an opinion released today, the Alabama Supreme Court says electronic bingo is illegal in St. Clair County.  The governor’s Illegal Gambling Task Force had assisted St. Clair County’s sheriff who had resisted attempts to open a bingo operation.  Here is the governor’s reaction [...]