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Alabama governor vows to fight illegal gambling

News brief: Gov. Bob Riley said that Alabama is facing an expansion of gambling "that very few states have ever had to endure."

Alabama governor declares bingo machines are illegal

News brief: Gov. Bob Riley has told manufacturers of electronic bingo machines that he believes the devices are illegal in the state and they could be prosecuted.

Alabama residents warm to gambling

News brief: A total of 55 percent of residents support gambling, with some officials saying gaming revenues can boost the state's education funds.

New Alabama casino packed on opening night

News brief: Wind Creek Casino in Atmore opened for business yesterday to a capacity crowd of 3,000.

Alabama casino set to open tomorrow

News brief: The Wind Creek Casino and Hotel is a 50,000 square-foot gaming resort and is 17-stories tall.

Birmingham mayor disagrees with governor on gambling operations

News brief: Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford is openly opposing a plan created by Gov. Bob Riley intended to crack down on illegal gambling machines.

Alabama governor appoints gambling task force

News brief: Gov. Bob Riley has appointed a task force and a special prosecutor to go after operators of electronic bingo machines.

Alabama educators want gambling tax

News brief: The Alabama Education Association wants the state to regulate and tax the gambling industry to shore up Alabama's schools.

Alabama judge tosses gambling lawsuit

News brief: The federal judge rejected a lawsuit made by the Alabama attorney general on the expansion of gambling on Indian lands.

Alabama senator changes stance on gambling

News brief: The state senator had condemned bingo in April but is now the attorney for a group planning to open a gambling hall.

Alabama tribe still fighting for casino

News Brief: With decades of failed attempts to get lucrative casino gaming approved on Indian lands in Alabama, Poarch Creeks show no signs of giving up.

Alabama tribe joins defendants in lawsuit

News Brief: The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has been given permission to become co-defendants in an anti-gambling lawsuit filed by Alabama Attorney General Troy King against the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Alabama tribe continues fight

News Brief: Alabama-based Poarch Band of Creek Indians vow to continue a two-year effort to get the federal government to intervene in its dispute with the state.

Alabama tribe responds to gaming bill

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians responds to a gaming bill being considered by the Alabama legislature.

Alabama business fights ruling

News Brief: Milton McGregor said Monday he will seek a new hearing before the state Supreme Court on his Birmingham Race Course sweepstakes, and warned his 250 employees their jobs may end.

Alabama Tribe Responds to AG's Letter

Poarch Band of Creek Indians responds to the Alabama Attorney General’s letter asking to deny the tribe’s request for expanded gaming.

Alabama AG Fights Tribal Gaming Expansion

News Brief: Attorney General Troy King is fighting the good fight to stop the expansion of Indian gambling in Alabama.

Alabama Casino Vote Rejected

News Brief: The Fort Payne City Council has rejected a proposal to sponsor a non-binding referendum on November ballots asking citizens to weigh in on the issue of taxing local legalized gambling.

Alabama Governor, AG Want Gambling Machine Ban

News Brief: Governor Bob Riley and Attorney General Troy King said Tuesday they want a constitutional amendment to abolish the Las Vegas-like electronic gaming machines beeping at Alabama’s dog tracks.

Alabama Casino Being Considered

News Brief: In five to 10 years, Fort Payne, Alabama, could have a large casino and be well on its way to being a major tourist destination, according to a local resident.

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