Attorney General Troy King Issues Statement on New Gambling Task Force Leader

Alabama Attorney General Troy King issued a statement on Governor Riley's announcement about Mobile District Attorney John Tyson being named the new leader of the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling.

King said, "If Mr. Tyson, as he claims, is having a hard time understanding my interpretation of the law, before he saddles up with heavily armed state troopers, putting them and the public at risk, he should spend some time reading the 17 different constitutional amendments that legalize bingo in 16 counties in Alabama.That is the law as approved by the voters of this state, and that is not difficult to understand."