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Country music stars urge passage of bingo bills

Tracy Lawrence, Marty Stuart, Darryl Worley and George Jones came to the capitol to urge passage of bingo bills. Tracy Lawrence, Marty Stuart, Darryl Worley and George Jones came to the capitol to urge passage of bingo bills.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Four popular singers, including country music legend George Jones, have urged Alabama legislators to pass bills that would legalize and tax electronic bingo at some locations across the state.

The singers are supporters of the Country Crossing country music themed development under construction near Dothan.

The bills would legalize and tax electronic bingo games planned for the facility.

The bills would effect bingo operations in nine Alabama counties, including at greyhound tracks in Macon, Mobile, Jefferson and Greene Counties.

Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley, Jones and singers Tracy Lawrence, Marty Stuart and Darryl Worley said there are plans to open entertainment venues at several of the locations.

The bills will be debated Wednesday in committees in the Alabama House and Senate. (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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