Judge rules on St. Clair Co. bingo

ASHVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A St. Clair County judge has ruled that charity bingo can be played legally on electronic machines in Ashville.

The ruling by Circuit Judge Charles Robinson on Monday opens the way for a bingo hall, with possibly 2,500 machines, to be opened in the north Alabama town.

The hall would be run by American Legion Post 170 and possibly other charities.

The sheriff and district attorney from St. Clair County had sought to block the plans.

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