MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley's next step after closing most of the electronic bingo casinos in Alabama is to go after the three remaining casinos operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
Communications Director Jeff Emerson said Friday that Riley believes the machines in the tribal casinos in Atmore, Wetumpka and Montgomery aren't bingo, but are illegal slots. He said Riley will request that they be closed by the federal government, which regulates American Indian casinos.
Officials with the Poarch Creek casino operations told the Mobile Press-Register that the federal government has found their bingo games acceptable.