Friday, August 22 2014 5:29 AM EDT2014-08-22 09:29:14 GMT
The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.More >>
Victoryland moved one step closer today to re-opening its doors.
A demonstration of new bingo machines was held for the media and for elected officials invited by Macon County Sheriff David Warren. The purpose of the demonstration was to show how the machines work. Macon County Sheriff David Warren said he's seen the machines and considers them legal electronic bingo.
Casino owner Milton McGregor has installed more than 1,000 of the new gambling
machines in anticipation of reopening what was once the state's largest
Victoryland had 6,000 machines before closing in 2010 under pressure from the governor's gambling task force. The casino maintained that its games were legal electronic bingo, but the task force labeled them illegal slots.
A liquor license has also been applied for and the Alabama Beverage Control Board did an on-site walk through inspection at Victoryland today. An ABC spokesman says that, once the paperwork from the inspection is submitted, the license could be issued as early as Friday of this week.
Victoryland owner Milton McGregor told WSFA 12 News last week that he hopes to re-open the casino before the end of this year.