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.