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Alabama AG Visits Gambling Operations

6 July 2004

ALABAMA – As reported by the Alabama Gadsden Time: "Officials at VictoryLand dog track in Shorter and the Poarch Creek Indians' gambling hall in Montgomery told Attorney General Troy King that every machine they have is legal and that none of them are slot machines.

"…King said he plans to visit the state's other dog tracks and Indian gaming halls, but he wouldn't say what, if anything, he plans after that.

"…King and his staff did not open any machines or play any.

"King, appointed by Gov. Bob Riley on March 8, said he has received complaints from the Christian Coalition and others that some of the machines being used in Alabama appear illegal.

"…The new attorney general said he decided to start visiting Alabama's gambling facilities unannounced and get an education.

"…Afterwards, King said he has no authority on Indian property, but that if he determines anything is improper, he can encourage federal authorities to act…"

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