Bingo Standoff – No End in Sight

Milton McGregor’s electronic bingo casino is now open once again at Victoryland. A judge issued an injunction warning John Tyson, the head of the governor’s task force on illegal gambling, not to raid it. The judge says Tyson lacks any authority to conduct a raid. We have a similar situation at Greenetrack where the sheriff [...]

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 [...]

Let’s talk gambling…in Alabama

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News Anchor – Montgomery, AL Here in the WSFA 12 Newsroom, we got the first hint that something was up at Victoryland/Quincy’s 777 early on the evening of Thursday January 29th.  A raid on the state’s largest bingo operation?  Nah.  The Illegal Gambling Task Force had its Supreme Court test case [...]

View Gambling Task Force Commander’s news conference on raids

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News Anchor Montgomery, AL Illegal Gambling Task Force Commander, John Tyson spoke to reporters this morning about the attempted raids at Victoryland and Country Crossing.  Click here to watch WSFA 12 News coverage of  his news conference.

McGregor’s response to Vitoryland raid

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News Anchor, Montgomery, AL – Milton McGregor’s response to Illegal Gambling Task Force raid on Victoryland in Macon County: _______________________ SHORTER, AL (WSFA) – Statement from Victoryland’s president Milton McGregor on Governor Riley’s choice to raid the entertainment center. It is important for Alabamians to know that Bob Riley [...]

Gambling Task Force raids Victoryland, Country Crossing

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News Anchor, Montgomery, AL Here is our web story on the raid by the governor’s Illegal Gambling Task Force: SHORTER & DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - Governor Riley’s anti-gambling task force organized gambling raids on two big entertainment centers in South Alabama early Friday morning. State troopers moved into Victoryland gaming center [...]