Calls made to stop bingo machines coming to Ala.

MONTGOMERY, AL. (AP) - Officials with the Country Crossing development in Houston County are complaining that a member of the governor's staff attempted to stop the shipment of about 1,700 electronic gaming machines from Nevada.

Country Crossing spokesman Jay Walker said the call to the Nevada Gaming Commission was made by the governor's deputy legal adviser, Sonny Reagan.

Riley's press secretary, Todd Stacy, said Thursday the governor's legal staff has been calling gaming commissions around the country concerning the shipment of bingo machines to various locations in Alabama.

The governor's office is citing a court ruling Monday closing down electronic bingo operations in Walker County as evidence the games are illegal in Alabama.


Information from: The Dothan Eagle,

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