Center Stage Alabama hit with Cease & Desist letter

DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - Center Stage, the Wiregrass entertainment complex formerly known as Country Crossing, was served with a Cease and Desist letter by Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's office Friday.

Suzanne Webb with the AG's office confirmed the letter, but said the office was not releasing any further details at this time.

WSFA 12 News is working to get reaction from officials with Center Stage. The organization said on its Facebook page that it remains open.

The reincarnation of Country Crossing, which closed in 2010 in light of a Task Force that cracked down on most every major, non-Indian casino in the state, started in early July.

The facility opened under a new name and new management, but it immediately drew the attention of the attorney general's office when it announced it would have electronic bingo machines.

The facility, which uses approximately 600 machines, was warned by Strange that "...appropriate law enforcement action will be taken," if laws are not followed.

Center Stage says its machines meet all applicable state laws.

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