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Lowndes County Left Out as Site in Gaming Legislation

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The lottery and casino legislation being discussed in the state legislature — leaves out Lowndes County as a site — even though it’s currently home to two gaming centers. Selma attorney — and former state senator Hank Sanders says state law makers — should include Lowndes County as a gaming site — in any gaming…

Gov. Kay Ivey’s Gambling Study Group Holding First Meeting

The study group that Gov. Kay Ivey formed in order to study the effects of any expansion of gambling in the state of the Alabama is holding its first meeting. Ivey announced that she wanted to form a study group during her State of the State Address.  The state has some electronic bingo operations, but no lottery or other forms…

Bill Wants to Restore Bingo to Dog Tracks

As lawmakers debate a proposed state lottery, separate bills seek to restore electronic bingo operations to state dog tracks. Democratic Rep. Pebblin Warren on Wednesday urged a House committee to approve the proposal for Macon County. The proposed constitutional amendment specifies that Macon County bingo operations could use the same machines as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Warren said…

VictoryLand Owner Milton McGregor Dies at 78

Photo from miltonmcgregor.com Alabama News Network has confirmed that VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor died this morning at his home. He was 78 years old. McGregor was well known throughout our area for VictoryLand in Macon County. He had also owned the Birmingham Race Course. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Turner McGregor, two daughters and sons-in-law…

Ford Asks for Clarification on Victoryland Case

Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford held a public press conference Thursday in front of the U.S. Federal Court Building on the status of Victoryland’s reopening. Ford is delivering a letter to Attorney General Luther Strange and Governor Robert Bentley, asking for them to clarify the State’s position on electronic gambling machines. Ford asked U.S. Attorney George Beck to write the letter. Beck…

i-Team: Mayor says AG Conspiring to Keep Victoryland Closed

When Governor Robert Bentley signed an executive order last November giving enforcement authority of anti-gaming laws to local sheriffs and district attorneys, many people thought that cleared the way for Victoryland to reopen in Macon County, since it took that responsibility away for Attorney General Luther strange. So why has the casino not reopened? Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford, says it…