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700 gaming machines seized at Greene Co. facilities

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

More than 700 gaming machines from two Greene County casinos have been seized after the facilities were served with search warrants Wednesday morning.

Greenetrack in Eutaw and Frontier Bingo in Knoxville were both targets of the Attorney General's months-long investigation.

After taking office in January, AG Strange's office successfully convinced gaming machine manufactures to remove their equipment from Alabama or face the loss of that property in a forfeiture procedure.

Greenetrack reopened in March saying it had tested and certified its machines as legal electronic bingo machines. Greenetrack President Luther Winn even said at the time that the machines, "cannot be construed as slot machines even under the broad test announced by Attorney General Luther Strange."

The Attorney General's office said after the reopening, "This issue will be handled like any other law enforcement matter." Strange's office said he had no other options except to seize the machines after Greenetrack refused to turn over a sample of the machines for testing.

The machines are to be held as evidence and will be subjected to a forfeiture procedure in the Greene County Circuit Court.

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