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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.

Alabama Casino Plans Unclear

News Brief: It’s unclear whether or not Fort Payne, Alabama, residents should hedge their bets on the prospect of legalized gambling soon coming to the city.

Multimedia Games Machines Seized

News Brief: About 300 computer servers and sweepstakes video readers belonging to Austin charity gaming operator Multimedia Games Inc. have been removed from the Birmingham Race Course in Birmingham, Ala., by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Inland Casinos Profit from Coast Disaster

News Brief: Mississippi’s inland casinos that avoided the destruction of Hurricane Katrina are reporting that their numbers are up since the disaster.

Gambling Widespread in Alabama

News Brief: In three locations, 20 minutes or less from the Alabama Capitol, bingo casinos operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, bringing in millions of dollars in revenue. None of that is taxed by the state.

Reed's Role Examined by Senate Committee

News Brief: The role Ralph Reed, the Republican candidate for Georgia lieutenant governor, played in blocking gambling in Alabama will be examined closely in the Senate Indian Affairs Committee's third hearing into whether Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff defrauded six casino-operating Indian tribes.

Multimedia Games Wins VictoryLand Contract

Multimedia Games' Players Passport player tracking system has been selected by Macon County Greyhound Park, Inc., operator of the VictoryLand dog track, for use in conjunction with the facility's electronic charity bingo operations.

Mississippi Tribal Leader Welcomes Competition

News Brief: Choctaw Chief Phillip Martin said he's not overly concerned about a $300 million gambling complex proposed for Montgomery, Alabama, by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in partnership with Harrah's Entertainment Inc.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians Goes Live With Bally One System

Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama has gone live with the backend Bally One System and more than 200 Bally Gaming machines at the new Riverside Entertainment Center near Montgomery, Alabama.

Alabama Temporary Casino Gambling Paying Off

News Brief: Riverside Entertainment Center's temporary facility opened March 4. Harrah's Entertainment Inc. will manage the permanent $300 million complex, which is expected to open in January 2007.

Policy Group Warns of New Lottery Tactic

A public policy group warns of a new lottery campaign aimed at Alabamians.

Official Says Dog Tracks Now in Gambling Compliance

Alabama Attorney General Troy King said all electronic gambling machines at the dog tracks in Macon and Greene counties are now in compliance with his view of what's allowed under state law.

Attorney General Takes Legal Step to Shut Down Bingo

State Attorney General Troy King took the first legal step Tuesday to try to shut down the state's newest electronic gambling business in White Hall.

Alabama AG Reports Gambling Findings

News Brief: Alabama Attorney General Troy King announced this week his findings from a months-long probe of electronic gaming in Alabama.

Alabama AG Expects Gambling Decision Soon

News Brief: Attorney General Troy King said his review of Alabama's electronic gambling businesses should wrap up by next week.

Alabama Tribe Reveals Casino Plans

News Brief: Poarch Creek tribal chairman Eddie Tullis publicly laid out the tribe's casino and commercial retail plans, which could add 800-900 jobs.

Alabama Tribe Seeks to Hold Poker Games

News Brief: The Poarch Creek Indians sought federal approval Tuesday for their plan to hold live poker games at the tribe's bingo hall near Atmore.

Alabama Christian Coalition Linked to Federal Investigation

News Brief: Alabama's Christian Coalition could be involved in a congressional investigation on alleged misuse of Indian Tribal funds, possible illegal campaign contributions, possible tax evasion.

Alabama Gaming Hall Raided

News Brief: Law enforcement officers raided a plain metal building on the outskirts of Troy, Alabama, seizing 60 video gambling machines and surprising customers who were feeding dollar bills into the machines.

More Arrests Expected from Alabama Gambling Bust

News Brief: More arrests may result from recent busts of gambling operations at two Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Lee County, Alabama.

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