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Alabama Lawmakers Consider Bingo Bill

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Several groups that hold bingo games to raise money for their charitable causes aren't happy about a proposed state law that would limit electronic bingo. The law would limit electronic bingo to 10 electronic bingo halls in seven
Alabama counties.

Opponents say the game is a means for supporting Charities. Supporters of the bill say it would not block traditional bingo, but would stop the spread of bingo halls using electronic machines of the kind critics compare to slot machines. The bill also would regulate electronic bingo operations and, for the first time, tax
the proceeds.