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Court allows public nuisance suits against 3 Alabama casinos

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Supreme Court says judges in two rural counties were wrong to dismiss lawsuits filed by the state seeking to have three casinos declared public nuisances. The decision means the state can resume cases challenging operations at VictoryLand in Macon County and White Hall Entertainment and Southern Star Entertainment in Lowndes County. The state has…

Governor’s Study Group on Gambling Policy Holds 4th Meeting

In their 4th meeting the Governor’s Study Group on Gambling Policy heard from officials in Greene County. Electronic bingo and other machines, and simulcast horse and dog racing is allowed in Greene County. The social and economic impact of gambling and how those numbers could apply statewide was the topic of discussions. Chairman of the group, former Montgomery Mayor Todd…

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…

Governor and AG Send Letters to Macon Co. Leaders about Legality of Victoryland

Dan Morris Radio Show/WACV has shared copies of letters sent from Governor Robert Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange to Macon County leaders. The letters are concerning the legality of electronic bingo machines at VictoryLand. We will have more details tonight on Alabama News Network at 5, 5:30 and 6. Letters sent by the Governor can be found here: Memo to…

Victoryland is Officially Back Open for Business

It’s a big day in Macon County.  The VictoryLand casino reopened Tuesday afternoon after the state government shut it’s doors over three years ago. The casino has 502 electronic bingo machines on the floor right now. They officially opened at 2 o’clock. The owner Milton McGregor says today is a very rewarding day after working for years to get Victoryland…

The Battle Over Victoryland in Tuskegee Continues

The battle over Victoryland in Tuskegee continues as Mayor Johnny Ford has now filed a complaint with the Alabama Ethics Commission. “I have requested the Alabama Ethics Commission to also investigate Luther Strange,” Ford said. In his complaint Mayor Ford said that Luther Strange has filed amicus briefs in court cases benefiting corporations and companies having nothing to do with…

Town Hall Meeting on Victoryland Scheduled for Thursday

Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford says a town hall meeting on Victoryland will take place Thursday, May 12. The mayor along with Victoryland Owner, Milton McGregor, will discuss and answer questions about the Macon County casino’s future. The public is invited to the meeting. Ford says people looking for work and chartitable organizations are encouraged to the attend. The town hall…

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…