Ala. governor: No more video bingo machines

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley has urged gaming commissions in seven states to make sure the gambling machine manufacturers they regulate cease all illegal activity in Alabama.

Riley says an Alabama Supreme Court decision Friday in a White Hall case makes it clear that all electronic bingo machines in Alabama are illegal. Riley notified gaming commissions in Nevada, New Jersey, Michigan, Colorado, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arizona about the decision. Gambling operations in Alabama are proceeding despite the rule. Developer Ronnie Gilley says he will open Country Crossing in Dothan as planned on Dec. 1, and he expects its electronic bingo machines to meet the Supreme Court's criteria.

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