Tag: Illegal gambling

Electronic Bingo Machines Leave Alabama

Attorney General Luther Strange got a big win in the fight against gambling–he’s reached an agreement with the gaming equipment companies to pull their electronic bingo machines out of Alabama.

Strange told the Birmingham News, “I hope this is the beginning of the end. I don’t know how the casino owners will react, but the fact that their machine manufacturers have left the state leaves them with very little left to work with.”

The fight against illegal gambling has been the source of much conflict in the state.  Governor Riley formed an Anti-Gambling Task Force to root out those who were not operating within the law.  While he is not utilizing the task force, Governor Bentley and AG Strange have taken a strong stand against gambling in Alabama.  Gambling was also the subject of one of the largest public corruption scandals in Alabama’s history.

Hopefully, the steps Governor Bentley and AG Strange are taking will bring resolution to the issue once and for all.

AG Luther Strange Comments on Indian Gaming Rules

Alabama’s Attorney General Luther Strange submitted comments in response to a comprehensive review done by the National Indian Gaming Commission regarding standards and regulations of electronic bingo on tribal lands.  Those comments can be found here:   Letter to National Indian Gaming Commission.

Strange had previously taken a strong stand against illegal gambling in a joint statement with Governor Bentley on the subject.  We applaud Attorney General Strange and Governor Bentley for their commitment to upholding the laws of Alabama.