Country Crossing wants money back

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - The Houston County Commission has turned down a request to refund more than $1.5 million paid for Country Crossing's electronic bingo machines.

Country Crossing paid nearly $1.7 million in bingo machine stamp fees in December. The gambling hall wants a prorated refund because it closed in late January to prevent a raid by the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling.

Commission Chairman Mark Culver told the Dothan Eagle that the County Commission still supports Country Crossing, but he doesn't think the commission has the authority to return the money. He said a court will have to make a determination.

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