VICTORYLAND ELECTRONIC BINGO MACHINE BILL FAILS IN SENATE
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama senators have rejected a bill aimed at allowing electronic gambling machines at VictoryLand dog track.
Democratic Sen. Billy Beasley was short of the votes needed Tuesday to bring the bill up for debate.
The legislation sought to put in state law that VictoryLand could have the same type of gambling machines operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
Beasley said it was a fairness issue because the tribe operates similar machines at its three casinos in Alabama. The tribe is under the jurisdiction of the federal government
The Alabama Supreme Court last month ruled VictoryLand’s electronic bingo machines are illegal under state law.
VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor has said he plans to reopen despite the court ruling.