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10/11/2017

article VictoryLand calls AG’s civil suit to shut it down a poltically-motivated stunt
(Alabama) -- As of Tuesday, there is no indication that any circuit courts in the five counties targeted by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall in a civil suit have...

12/31/2016

article 2016 In Review: VictoryLand's doors reopen
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand, which closed three years after the state raided the casino, reopened its doors this year. More than 3,000 people showed up to the Macon County...

9/24/2016

article Battle Over Bingo: Alabama’s Governor Wants VictoryLand Casino Closed
(Alabama) -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange are asking law enforcement officials to shut down newly reopened electronic gambling...
article VictoryLand: Give it up, governor ... please
(Alabama) -- In yet another expensive legal-political lap more futile than those greyhounds’ pursuit of that mechanical rabbit, Alabama authorities are again going...

9/23/2016

article After paving the way for VictoryLand casino to reopen, Bentley calls for it to be shut down
(Alabama) -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange on Thursday sent a letter to Macon County law enforcement officials calling on them to shut...
article Bentley says his 2015 order on gambling was 'misread,' urges local authorities to clamp down on bingo machines
(Alabama) -- Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday that he expects local sheriffs and district attorneys to enforce the state's anti-gambling statutes. He said, too, that...
article Could Victoryland be shut down again?
(Alabama) -- One week after reopening and welcoming 5,000 gamblers, Victoryland appears to be in danger of being closed again. Gov. Robert Bentley and Attorney General...
article Macon County DA says investigating bingo not his job, priority
(Alabama) -- The district attorney for Macon County said today he was surprised to learn that Gov. Robert Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange have sent him a...
article Tuskegee mayor says he'll fight to keep VictoryLand open
(Alabama) -- Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford said he has called on the United States Department of Justice to intervene after Gov. Robert Bentley and Alabama Attorney General...

9/22/2016

article Bentley, Strange ask local officials to close bingo casinos
(Alabama) -- Gov. Robert Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange have asked local law enforcement officials to shut down newly reopened electronic gambling...
article Bentley, Strange tell counties electronic bingo is illegal
(Alabama) -- Gov. Robert Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange have sent joint notices to Alabama counties saying that electronic bingo is illegal. A separate...

9/14/2016

article Alabama casino reopening despite court rulings
(Alabama) -- The VictoryLand casino is opening in Macon County despite the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that its previous electronic bingo operations were illegal.
article VictoryLand casino reopens with electronic bingo machines
(Alabama) -- Cars lined up outside VictoryLand casino in Macon County today before a 2 p.m. opening that offered players electronic bingo at the facility for the first...
article VictoryLand open again, despite state's gaming laws
(Alabama) -- More than three years since the state shut it down, VictoryLand casino is back-up and running with electronic bingo machines. Yes, Alabama's...

9/13/2016

article Alabama casino reopens despite court rulings
(Alabama) -- Enthusiastic crowds streamed through the doors of the newly reopened Victoryland casino on Tuesday afternoon despite the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that...
article Threats diminish for VictoryLand
(Alabama) -- Hundreds of cars lined up outside of VictoryLand Tuesday, shortly before the casino held its reopening. The casino is facing legal uncertainties but...
article VictoryLand set to reopen Tuesday
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand will re-open its doors Tuesday at 2 p.m. It's been closed for three years after it was raided by the Attorney General's office.

8/25/2016

article Victoryland to re-open
(Alabama) -- Victoryland Casino located near Shorter, Alabama has been closed for several years and taking several hundred jobs with it. This past Sunday casino owner...

8/23/2016

article McGregor announces reopening of VictoryLand bingo
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor says he plans to reopen the casino’s shuttered gambling operations on Sept. 13. McGregor announced the reopening...

8/21/2016

article VictoryLand to reopen - For real this time
(Alabama) -- There won’t be much of a delay to VictoryLand’s reopening. Milton McGregor, owner of the casino and dog track in Shorter, announced Sunday...
article VictoryLand to reopen Sept. 13
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand will reopen Sept. 13 with 500 electronic bingo machines and 200 employees. Milton McGregor, VictoryLand’s owner, and Johnny Ford, Tuskegee...

8/16/2016

article VictoryLand casino will not be opening on September 6 as Mayor Johnny Ford predicted
(Alabama) -- The VictoryLand casino in Macon County, Alabama was an essential part of the Macon community employing nearly 2,500 employees during its peak in 2010. The...
article VictoryLand reopening could be later
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand likely won’t be reopening in early September. A press release from Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford on Saturday announced that the Shorter...

8/14/2016

article VictoryLand set to reopen
(Alabama) -- The Macon County casino, which has been closed since a raid by the state’s attorney general’s office in 2013, will reopen its doors on Sept. 6,...

6/22/2016

article Attorney general ordered to return bingo machines
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Attorney General's Office must return more than 800 bingo machines illegally seized by state agents during a 2010 raid at Greenetrack, a...

6/20/2016

article Tuskegee Mayor files ethics complaint, asks U.S. AG to investigate
(Alabama) -- Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford has filed a complaint with the Alabama Ethics Commission, asking for an investigation of Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange...

4/20/2016

article VictoryLand electronic bingo machine bill fails in Senate
(Alabama) -- A bill that would have allowed electronic gambling machines at VictoryLand dog track failed on a procedural vote Tuesday night in the Alabama Senate.

4/19/2016

article Bill to support electronic bingo at VictoryLand fails in Senate
(Alabama) -- A bill that says VictoryLand could use the same electronic bingo machines as casinos operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians failed today in the...

4/17/2016

article VictoryLand looks beyond Alabama Supreme Court
(Alabama) -- The ruling handed down by the Alabama Supreme Court on March 31 will not be appealed by VictoryLand’s legal team; instead, they will look to either...
article VictoryLand owner looks to re-launch casino as attorneys mull appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
(Alabama) -- Milton McGregor has a message for the people of Macon County and surrounding areas: VictoryLand is going to reopen, even if it takes a decision from the...

4/15/2016

article VictoryLand’s McGregor could take case to U.S. Supreme Court
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor said Thursday that he won’t apply for a rehearing before the Alabama Supreme Court, which ruled two weeks ago that...

4/12/2016

article Moon: No logical explanation for VictoryLand's closure
(Alabama) -- Why is VictoryLand closed? I get this question all the time from a variety of people. The problem is I can’t answer it. Not from a legal standpoint....

4/8/2016

article Our View: VictoryLand saga shows state's gambling divide has only widened
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand owners and supporters say they are tired of the state of Alabama playing favorites, allowing gambling in other venues but picking on VictoryLand...

4/6/2016

article OUR VIEW: Supreme Court clear on bingo; McGregor isn't listening
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor isn’t taking “no” for an answer after the Alabama Supreme Court’s latest slapdown of...

4/5/2016

article Tuskegee mayor: We support VictoryLand's plan to reopen
(Alabama) -- If VictoryLand reopens its electronic bingo casino this summer, as owner Milton McGregor vowed on Monday, the elected officials of Macon County will be...

4/4/2016

article McGregor vows to reopen VictoryLand regardless of ruling
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand will reopen, and soon. That was the message Monday morning from owner Milton McGregor at a press conference held inside his shuttered casino....
article Milton McGregor says VictoryLand will reopen despite Alabama Supreme Court setback
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor said VictoryLand will reopen in early summer despite last week's ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court allowing...
article The owner of VictoryLand says he plans to reopen his casino later this year despite losing a legal fight over the legality of electronic bingo machines
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor says he will reopen his casino later this year despite losing a three-year legal battle over the legality of electronic...

4/2/2016

article VictoryLand owner to host press conference Monday in response to Supreme Court ruling
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor will hold a press conference at the casino and racetrack Monday to address the Alabama Supreme Court's Thursday ruling...

3/24/2016

article Ford Asks for Clarification on Victoryland Case
(Alabama) -- 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...

1/2/2016

article Both the state and lawyers for VictoryLand file arguments with Supreme Court
(Alabama) -- Voters in Macon County knew that they were authorizing the non-traditional version of bingo when they approved a bingo amendment in 2003.

12/31/2015

article Attorney general tells court electronic bingo illegal , despite Victoryland arguments
(Alabama) -- The Alabama attorney general's office tells the state Supreme Court that electronic bingo is illegal, despite what Victoryland lawyers argue. The...
article Lawyers for VictoryLand, state file arguments with Supreme Court
(Alabama) -- Lawyers for VictoryLand casino told the Alabama Supreme Court that Macon County voters knew when they approved a bingo amendment in 2003 that they were...
article VictoryLand's return could lift Macon County
(Alabama) -- Macon County Schools superintendent Jacqueline Brooks could see the class sizes going up despite the fact her student rolls in the county were dropping....

12/26/2015

article VictoryLand owner insures iPads for Alabama students
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor announced this week that he donated $25,750 to cover the $50 insurance payments for 515 students at three Macon County...

12/24/2015

article Victoryland owner makes donation to Macon County Schools
(Alabama) -- Christmas came early for the Macon County school district this year, and they say their Santa is none other than Milton McGregor. The Victoryland owner made...

12/16/2015

article As VictoryLand bingo casino prepares to open, Alabama Christian leader issues warning
(Alabama) -- “Illegal gambling is taking over this state,” was the warning issued on Tuesday on behalf of the Christian community by an interdenominational...

11/30/2015

article VictoryLand Casino to create over two thousand employment opportunities in Alabama
(Alabama) -- Alabama’s VictoryLand Casino used to be the biggest employer in Macon County and generated significant gaming taxes for the government. All that...

11/29/2015

article Alabama’s VictoryLand Casino to Announce Reopening Date Soon
(Alabama) -- Owners of the shuttered VictoryLand casino in Shorter, Alabama told media that the venue, which once featured a greyhound track, casino, and hotel, will...
article VictoryLand by the numbers: Casino’s reopening would have substantial economic impact on Macon County
(Alabama) -- It’s no secret that residents of Shorter, Tuskegee and Macon County have suffered financially in the absence of what was once Macon County’s...

11/24/2015

article Some Locals Excited About VictoryLand Casino Possibly reopening
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand Casino reopening, some said, will be anything but a gamble for Macon County and surrounding cities. "this was a big thing for Tuskegee...

11/22/2015

article Milton McGregor rolls dice on the future of VictoryLand
(Alabama) -- It's no great surprise that Milton McGregor likes to gamble. "I like the crap tables and blackjack," Alabama's most iconic gaming mogul...

11/20/2015

article Macon County sheriff rips AG Luther Strange for VictoryLand appeal
(Alabama) -- A lawyer for Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson said today that Attorney General Luther Strange's appeal in the VictoryLand electronic bingo case has no...

11/19/2015

article AG Luther Strange files VictoryLand appeal to Alabama Supreme Court
(Alabama) -- Attorney General Luther Strange has filed an appeal to the state Supreme Court of a circuit court ruling ordering the state to return electronic bingo...
article VictoryLand pushes for Christmas reopening
(Alabama) -- Nearly three years after being raided by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, VictoryLand is working diligently for a 2015 reopening. Gambling mogul...

11/18/2015

article Victoryland prepares for reopening, opens doors to WIAT for exclusive interview
(Alabama) -- For the first time since the raids, VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor invited cameras inside of the empty gaming rooms. However, those rooms are full of...

11/17/2015

article Repairs, AG's office could delay VictoryLand re-opening
(Alabama) -- As he strolled through the cavernous West Gaming room inside VictoryLand, owner Milton McGregor pointed to one of the dozens of tangles of wires protruding...

11/13/2015

article Alabama governor defends executive order; VictoryLand hopes to open by Christmas
(Alabama) -- Last week Governor Robert Bentley signed an executive order saying that gambling enforcement should be handled by district attorneys and local sheriffs and...

11/12/2015

article VictoryLand owner hopes to reopen by Christmas
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor hopes to have his casino reopened by Christmas despite an Alabama Supreme Court order allowing the state to keep seized...

11/11/2015

article VictoryLand owner hopes to reopen by Christmas; will require getting new bingo machines
(Alabama) -- A lawyer for VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor said he hopes to have the casino reopened by Christmas despite a court order allowing the state to keep...

11/10/2015

article State Supreme Court blocks return of bingo machines
(Alabama) -- Alabama won't have to return seized gambling machines to VictoryLand after the state Supreme Court blocked a judge's order to return the devices....

11/9/2015

article Alabama Supreme Court blocks order for state to return VictoryLand machines
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Supreme Court has issued a stay of Montgomery County Circuit Judge William Shashy's ruling that the state had to return electronic gaming...
article NOT SO FAST: Alabama Supreme Court blocks order to return bingo machines, cash to casino
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Supreme Court on Monday blocked a lower court’s order for the state of Alabama to return to VictoryLand Casino cash and gambling machines...
article Supreme Court blocks order to return bingo machines
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Supreme Court has blocked a judge's order directing the state to return seized gambling machines to VictoryLand. The justices on Monday...

10/19/2015

article Another View: Stuck at Square 1 with electronic bingo
(Alabama) -- The electronic bingo casino at Macon County’s VictoryLand has been closed almost two years since a raid by state law enforcement agents who seized...

10/18/2015

article Our view: Stuck at Square 1 with electronic bingo
(Alabama) -- The electronic bingo casino at Macon County’s VictoryLand has been closed almost two years since a raid by state law enforcement agents who seized...

10/14/2015

article VictoryLand backers want gambling facility to reopen
(Alabama) -- The battle over the legality or definition of electronic bingo may be old news in Houston County, but it is alive and well in Macon County where VictoryLand...

10/13/2015

article Milton McGregor talks reopening VictoryLand and a possible casino in Birmingham
(Alabama) -- Milton McGregor is moving full-speed ahead to reopen VictoryLand in Macon County after a judge put an end to a five-year battle waged by the state over his...

10/10/2015

article VictoryLand will reopen ‘bigger and better than ever’ says McGregor
(Alabama) -- A judge ruled the attorney general’s office either shut down and confiscate machines from all other bingo casinos within 45 days or return cash and...

10/8/2015

article Court ruling could clear the way for McGregor to reopen Shorter casino
(Alabama) -- It has been almost six years since Milton McGregor was forced to close the doors to VictoryLand in 2010. Then, in 2013 the state of Alabama seized over 1,...

10/6/2015

article VictoryLand attorneys file opposition to state’s motion to stay
(Alabama) -- In a ruling last Friday, Circuit Court Judge William Shashy ordered the state to return 1,615 electronic bingo machines and approximately $263,000 seized...

10/5/2015

article AG files motion to halt return of Victoryland money, machines
(Alabama) -- The long legal battle over Macon County's Victoryland casino continues. Monday, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange filed a motion with the state...
article VictoryLand moving quickly to reopen
(Alabama) -- Last Friday, a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge issued an amended ruling in a forfeiture case against VictoryLand in Shorter, clearing the way for the...

10/3/2015

article Judge orders bingo machines returned to VictoryLand
(Alabama) -- A judge on Friday ordered Alabama to return seized gambling machines and money to VictoryLand unless the state quickly takes legal action against open bingo...
article Judge: Move to close six casinos within 45 days or return machines to Victoryland
(Alabama) -- On Friday Alabama Circuit Judge William Shashy ordered the state to return 1,615 gaming machines and $260,000 in cash that it seized from the nation’s...

10/2/2015

article Judge says state 'cherry picking' bingo law, rules for VictoryLand
(Alabama) -- Circuit Judge William Shashy today ruled that electronic bingo was legal in Macon County and that the state was "cherry picking" its enforcement...
article Judge orders gambling machines returned to VictoryLand
(Alabama) -- A judge says Alabama must return seized gambling machines and money to VictoryLand unless it takes legal action against other bingo casinos in the state....

8/5/2015

article Casino Owner Seeks Gaming Vendor
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor says if he can find an electronic machine vendor, the shuttered casino will soon reopen. McGregor made the comments...

8/4/2015

article Future of Victoryland case tied to state gaming legislation
(Alabama) -- An uncertain future remains for the Macon County casino Victoryland. In June, a circuit judge appointed by the Alabama Supreme Court dismissed the state...
article VictoryLand may reopen while judge considers whether gaming machines are legal
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor is considering reopening his Macon County casino while awaiting a Montgomery County judge's ruling in his case....

7/26/2015

article Affair creates disorder in VictoryLand case
(Alabama) -- In June 2011, as the start of the high-profile federal corruption trial involving VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor and state lawmakers and lobbyists was...

7/21/2015

article VictoryLand dispute to be argued in Alabama courtroom next month
(Alabama) -- The judge who dismissed the state's petition for forfeiture against VictoryLand casino has scheduled an Aug. 4 hearing in the dispute. Montgomery County...

7/9/2015

article VictoryLand seeks return of seized cash, gambling machines
(Alabama) -- Lawyers for VictoryLand on Tuesday asked the state to return seized gambling machines and cash as the shuttered Macon County casino looks to reopen.

7/8/2015

article Macon County electronic bingo casino seeking return of seized cash, gambling machines
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand is asking the state to return seized gambling machines and cash as the Macon County casino looks to reopen. Lawyers for VictoryLand filed the...

7/7/2015

article VictoryLand attorney asks court to order return of machines, money
(Alabama) -- Stuck in limbo between dismissal of the forfeiture case against VictoryLand and the Attorney General’s notice of appeal, attorneys for Milton McGregor...
article VictoryLand attorneys ask judge to clarify ruling
(Alabama) -- Attorneys for VictoryLand casino asked a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday to amend a recent ruling in the casino's favor to include that...
article VictoryLand wants its machines, money back while Alabama appeals forfeiture case
(Alabama) -- Lawyers for VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor today asked a judge to order the state to return 1,615 gambling machines and $263,000 seized by state...

7/3/2015

article VictoryLand attorney will fight appeal, claims unfair treatment
(Alabama) -- A week after VictoryLand supporters celebrated the dismissal of a forfeiture case against the casino, owner Milton McGregor and Macon County officials say...

7/1/2015

article Strange to appeal ruling on VictoryLand
(Alabama) -- The celebration in Shorter was short-lived after Montgomery Circuit Judge William Shashy, as Attorney General Luther Strange announced on Friday his intent...

6/29/2015

article Former AG weighs in on Victoryland bingo battle
(Alabama) -- The question over legality of electronic bingo in Macon County has been hanging in the balance since 2008. Troy King was the Attorney General, and the...

6/26/2015

article AG's office appeals VictoryLand ruling
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Attorney General's office will appeal a Montgomery County Circuit Court decision dismissing a forfeiture case involving VictoryLand casino....
article State appealing loss in VictoryLand case
(Alabama) -- The state is taking the first step to challenge a judge's order against the shutdown of the VictoryLand casino in Macon County. The attorney general...
article Macon County Schools suffer from VictoryLand bingo seizure, Tuskegee mayor says
(Alabama) -- Following Circuit Judge William Shashy’s Thursday decision that the state can’t shut down Macon County’s VictoryLand while similar casinos...

6/25/2015

article Victory for VictoryLand: Judge rules in favor of Macon County casino
(Alabama) -- A judge ruled Thursday the state can’t shut down Macon County’s VictoryLand while allowing similar casinos to operate throughout Alabama....
article AG "surprised" by dismissal of State's forfeiture case against Victoryland
(Alabama) -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said he was "surprised" after Montgomery Circuit Judge dismissed the State's 2013 case against...
article Judge's ruling clears way for VictoryLand to reopen
(Alabama) -- A Montgomery County Circuit Court on Thursday morning ruled that a case against VictoryLand casino regarding the forfeiture of electronic bingo machines and...
article Judge's ruling clears way for VictoryLand to reopen
(Alabama) -- A Montgomery County Circuit Court Thursday morning that a case against VictoryLand casino regarding the forfeiture of electronic bingo machines and $263,105...
article Judge: State can't ban VictoryLand as other casinos operate
(Alabama) -- A judge says the state of Alabama can't shut down a Macon County casino while letting similar businesses operate elsewhere. Circuit Judge William Shashy...
article Statement From Milton McGregor On Victoryland Ruling
(Alabama) -- Victoryland owner Milton McGregor issued a statement following a judge's dismissal of Alabama's attempt to keep machines and cash from a raid in...

5/27/2015

article VictoryLand's reopening could impact Wetumpka
(Alabama) -- Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis stood with many city officials in late April at a ground-breaking ceremony for a multi-million dollar hotel he said would...

9/18/2014

article Alabama voices: State's gambling position losing bet
(Alabama) -- A couple of things happened recently that made me think the people, or electorate, of Alabama are completely blind. Have you ever heard the old saying...

9/14/2014

article Casino seeks to break Alabama’s AG’s winning streak
(Alabama) -- The attorney general’s office has won court cases allowing it to destroy machines seized from gambling halls in Houston, Jefferson and Lowndes...
article VictoryLand trial focuses on definition of bingo
(Alabama) -- A judge trying to decide the legality of 1,615 gambling machines seized from VictoryLand casino in Macon County said Friday the issue would be simpler if a...

9/13/2014

article Alabama casino trial focuses on bingo definition
(Alabama) -- A judge weighing the legality of gambling machines seized from VictoryLand casino in Macon County said Friday the issue would be simpler if a constitutional...
article Both sides claim victory as VictoryLand trial wraps up
(Alabama) -- Attorneys in a trial that could decide the fate of electronic bingo at VictoryLand casino finished the trial portion of the case on Friday, with the two...
article Ruling in Victoryland trial weeks away
(Alabama) -- It was the 4th and final day of the trial over a 20-13 raid by the Alabama Attorney General's office at Victoryland Casino. But, it will be several...
article UPDATE: VictoryLand Trial Ends
(Alabama) -- A four-day trial over the legality of gambling machines seized from the VictoryLand casino has ended, but it will be a few weeks before the judge rules.

9/12/2014

article Experts testify whether bingo or slot machines
(Alabama) -- The third day of a trial over gambling machines confiscated from VictoryLand casino in Shorter was spent mostly arguing the heart of the conflict that has...
article Our view: Another chapter in bingo controversy
(Alabama) -- The long-running controversy over the differences or similarities between electronic bingo machines and casino-style slot machines has found itself in a...
article VictoryLand casino trial entering fourth day
(Alabama) -- A trial over the legality of gambling machines seized from VictoryLand casino in Macon County is entering its fourth day. Attorneys for the closed casino...

9/11/2014

article VictoryLand presents its arguments about legality of seized gambling machines
(Alabama) -- Attorneys for VictoryLand casino have begun presenting their defense of gambling machines seized from the now-closed casino in Macon County.

9/10/2014

article Judge Hears Trial Over Closed VictoryLand Casino
(Alabama) -- A lawyer for the closed VictoryLand casino in Shorter is arguing that other businesses in Alabama are still operating the same gambling machines VictoryLand...
article No forensic analysis done on casino machines
(Alabama) -- A former computer crimes investigator for the state acknowledged in court that he didn't conduct a forensic analysis of gambling machines and computer...
article State has no gambling expert in VictoryLand trial
(Alabama) -- The second day of a trial over the state’s seizure of electronic bingo machines from VictoryLand casino in Shorter was filled mostly with the nuts and...
article Trial over Alabama casino raid begins second day in Montgomery
(Alabama) -- A trial over 1,600 gambling machines seized from VictoryLand casino begins its second day in Montgomery.

9/6/2014

article Trial to determine fate of Alabama's once-largest casino
(Alabama) -- A trial starting Tuesday in Montgomery could determine the future of what was once Alabama's largest casino. VictoryLand casino in Shorter, about 15...

6/19/2014

article AG Luther Strange submits another sealed motion in Greene County gaming case
(Alabama) -- At press time, the Democrat learned that Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has filed another sealed motion in the Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals on...

6/18/2014

article Alabama AG Luther Strange gets new gambling expert for Victoryland trial
(Alabama) -- Alabama's attorney general has selected a new gambling expert to replace one who died. Attorney General Luther Strange's office notified a...

5/16/2014

article Judge delays trial over VictoryLand casino raid
(Alabama) -- The judge has delayed a trial over the state attorney general's raid of VictoryLand casino in Shorter. Attorney General Luther Strange sought the delay...

5/13/2014

article Witness’ death could delay VictoryLand raid trial
(Alabama) -- The death of a gambling expert who assisted the Alabama attorney general’s office for the last decade could delay a trial over the state’s raid...

5/12/2014

article Death of gambling expert could delay trial over VictoryLand raid
(Alabama) -- The death of a gambling expert used by the Alabama attorney general's office for several years could delay a trial over the state's raid of...

4/16/2014

article Judge delays trial over Victoryland casino raid
(Alabama) -- A judge has delayed a trial over whether the state government can keep the cash and destroy the gambling machines seized in a raid of VictoryLand casino in...

12/24/2013

article Judge dismisses lawsuit stemming from casino raid
(Alabama) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Alabama elected officials of violating the voting rights of Macon County residents when state agents raided...

12/23/2013

article Judge dismisses VictoryLand-related lawsuit against Luther Strange
(Alabama) -- Calling it overtly frivolous, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that alleged Attorney General Luther Strange trampled on people's voting rights with...

12/11/2013

article June Trial Set for VictoryLand Casino Raid
(Alabama) -- A Montgomery judge has scheduled a trial June 3 over whether the state government can keep the cash and destroy the gambling machines seized in a raid of...

11/16/2013

article New judge to hear case over Alabama casino raid
(Alabama) -- A Montgomery County judge has been appointed to hear the case over the attorney general's raid of VictoryLand casino in Macon County.

10/22/2013

article VictoryLand's Milton McGregor criticizes AG Luther Strange over gambling cases
(Alabama) -- Casino owner Milton McGregor criticized Attorney General Luther Strange on Tuesday and argued that a recent ruling in south Alabama has no effect on...

9/21/2013

article Judges exit gambling cases in 2 Ala. counties
(Alabama) -- Two court cases related to gambling are without judges to hear them. All qualified judges in Macon County have stepped aside from hearing a case involving...

8/26/2013

article Laid-Off Workers Hit Jackpot Against Casino
(Alabama) -- An Alabama casino that repeatedly laid off its employees without notice may end up owing millions to its former workers after losing its appeal of a federal...
article New judge now handling VictoryLand casino road case after Young ordered to step aside
(Alabama) -- A new judge has been assigned to the case involving the state attorney general's seizure of electronic gambling machines and cash from VictoryLand...

8/23/2013

article Ala. Judge Must Step Aside In Casino Raid Case
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a Macon County judge to step aside from a case involving the state attorney general's seizure of electronic...

7/24/2013

article Casino developer Ronnie Gilley seeks new sentence in gambling case
(Alabama) -- Former Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley has asked a federal judge to reduce his prison sentence.

7/20/2013

article VictoryLand's regulars remain loyal
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand’s regular customers have seen better days. Since its bingo machines were confiscated by the state back in February, VictoryLand is not...

4/1/2013

article State reveals cost of raid on Victoryland casino
(Alabama) -- As the question concerning the legality of electronic bingo in Alabama lingers, without a court date, we now know more about what the raid at Victoryland...

3/29/2013

article AG Strange Appeals Judge's Decision Not to Step Down in VictoryLand Case
(Alabama) -- The state Attorney General's office is appealing a county judge's decision not to recuse himself from the VictoryLand bingo case.

3/21/2013

article Plight of VictoryLand affects lives
(Alabama) -- The continuous merry-go-round opening and closing of Macon County’s VictoryLand is like a circus. It is a comedic side show of political posturing. It...

3/19/2013

article Inside the Statehouse: VictoryLand continues to be a circus
(Alabama) -- The continuous merry-go-round opening and closing of Macon County’s VictoryLand is like a circus. It is a comedic side show of political posturing. It...
article Judge won't step aside from Alabama casino case
(Alabama) -- A Macon County judge has refused to step aside from deciding what to do about gambling machines and cash seized from VictoryLand casino in Shorter.

3/16/2013

article VictoryLand reopens pari-mutuel portion of gaming facility
(Alabama) -- Not being able to play on some of the electronic gaming once found at VictoryLand didn’t put a damper on a good time for Phil Moore, who made the...

3/15/2013

article VictoryLand to reopen for simulcast betting, seeks return of bingo machines
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand will reopen for betting on simulcast horse and dog racing on Friday as their lawyers seek the return of electronic bingo machines seized in a...

3/14/2013

article VictoryLand to reopen Friday
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand’s simulcast racing facilities, which include pari-mutuel wagering, will reopen on Friday, an official with the Macon County casino...

3/4/2013

article AG seeks to oust judge in VictoryLand case
(Alabama) -- The attorney general’s office is trying to have Circuit Judge Tom Young Jr. removed from the case involving the seizure of machines and cash from the...
article Attorney general asks for judge to step aside from VictoryLand case
(Alabama) -- The Alabama attorney general's office is asking the Macon County judge, who initially refused to sign a search warrant for VictoryLand, to step aside...

3/3/2013

article VictoryLand Casino Wins Expanded Liquor License
(Alabama) -- An Alabama casino has won its bid for an expanded liquor license. The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board says it could not conclude that specific...
article VictoryLand Gets Liquor License Extension
(Alabama) -- After being raided and shutdown nearly two weeks ago, VictoryLand casino won its bid for an expanded liquor license. The ABC board says it could not...

3/2/2013

article Alabama Supreme Court Explains Victoryland Raid
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Supreme Court issued an opinion Friday explaining why it ordered a search warrant for a raid by the attorney general after a Macon County judge...

3/1/2013

article Alabama Supreme Court: VictoryLand’s gaming machines illegal
(Alabama) -- In an opinion issued Friday, Alabama’s Supreme Court has said that the gaming machines once in place at VictoryLand are illegal and that a Macon...
article Court: Seized casino games likely illegal
(Alabama) -- The gambling machines seized from VictoryLand casino don’t resemble bingo and are probably illegal slots, the Alabama Supreme Court said Friday.

2/26/2013

article Forfeiture Petition Filed Against VictoryLand
(Alabama) -- The State of Alabama has filed a civil suit to take possession of more than $220,000 that was seized from the VictoryLand Casino last week.
article Tuskegee mayor, city leaders discuss strategy to save VictoryLand
(Alabama) -- While the issue is one that Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford said has never been about gambling, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

2/25/2013

article Alabama attorney general uses old gambling case to get warrant for casino raid
(Alabama) -- The state attorney general’s used a century-old gambling case to get a rare, but not unprecedented, search warrant to raid VictoryLand casino in...

2/24/2013

article Josh Moon's Just Saying: Alabama Supreme Court needs to explain reasoning behing rulings on electronic bingo
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Supreme Court has some splainin’ to do. I know the justices don’t care for that. They much prefer dishing out rulings and making...
article Old Gambling Case Leads to Alabama Casino Raid
(Alabama) -- The state attorney general's office used a century-old gambling case to get a rare, but not unprecedented, search warrant to raid VictoryLand casino in...

2/21/2013

article Attorney general used 1899 case to appeal VictoryLand search warrant denial; Supreme Court ruled judge was wrong to deny it
(Alabama) -- The Alabama attorney general’s office pointed to a case from 1899 to overturn a judge's refusal to issue a search warrant for VictoryLand.
article Tuskegee residents "Standing for Victoryland"
(Alabama) -- "We have been very patient, but our patience has run short," Macon County Commission Chair Louis Maxwell said.

2/20/2013

article Black Lawmakers Critisize Casino Raid
(Alabama) -- Members of Alabama's legislative black caucus are criticizing the state's latest crackdown on the VictoryLand casino at Shorter.
article County officials prepare resolutions to Governor to prevent raid in Greene Co. AG raids Victoryland bingo, files suit on Poarch Indian casinos
(Alabama) -- Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2013, on a warrant signed by 5th District Circuit Court Judge Tom Young, Alabama Attorney General, Luther Strange raided...
article Former Atty. General Troy King: VictoryLand Raid 'Gives Alabama a Black Eye'
(Alabama) -- State troopers are standing guard at VictoryLand. Power has been restored to the casino, but the facility remains closed after Attorney General Luther...
article High court unseals documents relating to VictoryLand case
(Alabama) -- The state Supreme Court has unsealed documents filed regarding the search warrant served on VictoryLand. The Supreme Court ordered a circuit judge to grant...
article Victoryland Battle Embarrassing Alabama?
(Alabama) -- Victoryland was first opened in 2009. Since then the casino has been raided and shut down twice and some think it's time to settle this issue once and...

2/19/2013

article Attorney General's office shuts down VictoryLand
(Alabama) -- The attorney general's office and state troopers this morning raided the recently reopened VictoryLand casino in the latest development in the ongoing...
article Employees and Casino Reacts: VictoryLand Shut Down
(Alabama) -- From Macon County -- VictoryLand is shut down today after Attorney General Luther Strange served a search warrant there, because of what he says are illegal...
article Governor Bentley Talks Victoryland, "Had nothing to do with the search warrant"
(Alabama) -- Luther Strange's attempt to shut down Victoryland has everyone talking. We caught up with Governor Bentley to get his thoughts. Victoryland is once...
article Some Alabama lawmakers speak out against VictoryLand raid
(Alabama) -- Some state lawmakers spoke out today against the seizure of cash and machines by state law enforcement at VictoryLand casino in Macon County.
article State authorities raid VictoryLand; moving trucks brought in
(Alabama) -- State troopers blocked the entrance to VictoryLand on Tuesday morning and later added barricades. Authorities made way for about eight to 10 large moving...
article Strange: Search warrant served at VictoryLand
(Alabama) -- Law enforcement agents from the Alabama Attorney General’s Office and the Alabama Department of Public Safety today served a search warrant at the...
article VictoryLand attorney responds to casino raid
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand attorney Joe Espy cautioned Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange against setting what he termed a “dangerous precedent” hours...
article Victoryland Raided Again; Alabama AG Sues to Stop Indian Gaming
(Alabama) -- Alabama attorney general Luther Strange has filed a lawsuit to stop the operation of slot machines at casinos owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. On...
article VictoryLand shut down again
(Alabama) -- VictoryLand has been shut down again. Tuesday morning, Attorney General Luther Strange announced that a search warrant was served in response to what he...

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