COURT RULES AGAINST MACHINES’ RETURN TO VICTORYLAND

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled against VictoryLand casino saying electronic gambling machines seized there in 2013 are illegal.

Justices issued the opinion Thursday. The court says the electronic bingo machines, which resemble slot machines, we’re not what was intended by state laws allowing card and paper type bingo games.

Justices wrote that they hoped this was the final decision in the state’s lone-running legal war over the gambling devices.

The court ruled that the state could keep machines and money seized at the Macon County casino during a 2013 state raid.

A circuit judge had previously ruled that it was unfair for the state to take action against VictoryLand when other bingo casinos remained open.

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