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Alabama AG Reports Gambling Findings

6 December 2004

ALABAMA – As reported by the Atmore Advance: "Alabama Attorney General Troy King announced this week his findings from a months-long probe of electronic gaming in Alabama.

"While King did find what he considered to be illegal gaming machines at several dog tracks and one illegal gaming operation in White Hall. He also stated that his office had no jurisdiction over Indian gaming operations such as the ones in Atmore and Wetumpka.

"King visited the Creek Bingo Palace in August to inspect the electronic bingo machines in operation there. At the time, King did not say what his opinions were.

"In October, King met with federal officials over Indian gaming, including the National Commission on Indian Gaming. Again, neither King nor the federal officials would elaborate on their discussions.

"…King said he found a number of electronic games at dog tracks around the state and warned their operators to have them removed or reprogrammed to more closely resemble a bingo card in their operation…"

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