White Hall mayor has different opinion on electronic gaming - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

White Hall mayor has different opinion on electronic gaming

WHITE HALL, AL., (WSFA) -- Monday, Governor Riley announced the creation of a task force to investigate illegal gambling in Alabama saying that electronic gaming is no good for the state.

Gov. Riley stated that "when it comes back to what would benefit the people of Alabama its truly table scraps, they do this for one reason and that's to expand gambling to line their own pockets."

However the mayor of White Hall sees it a different way. Mayor John Jackson says the city has progressed more in three years than in the past twenty, and it's all due to electronic bingo.

Jackson says he wanted to highlight the positives that bingo can bring to a city when it's done by the book.

"Now we're working on a plaza. There's going to be a shopping area, a gymnasium for the Jackson Steele School and hopefully within a few months they're going to build a hotel and a restaurant to connect to this facility", said Jackson.

The new hotel and restaurant would create over 200 new jobs. And Jackson says a second hotel is the works as well.

In three years, they've built a four point five million dollar community center, donated money to over 53 charities, and are planning a lot more in the city in the coming year.

"The impact is going to be great and we see it coming", Jackson added.

  • NewsMore>>

  • 'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:11:39 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:12:51 GMT
    (Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File). FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Shioli Kutsuna, left, and Brianna Hildebrand in a scene from "Deadpool 2." Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estima...(Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File). FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Shioli Kutsuna, left, and Brianna Hildebrand in a scene from "Deadpool 2." Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estima...

    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

    More >>

    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

    More >>
  • Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 05:31:13 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:12:47 GMT
    (Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...(Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

    More >>

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

    More >>
  • Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

    Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:11:29 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:12:07 GMT
    Trump referred to some who cross the border illegally as "animals," not people. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Trump referred to some who cross the border illegally as "animals," not people. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came...

    More >>

    President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came from the Obama administration.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly