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Fri February 5, 2010
WVAS Local

Ala's largest bingo casino abruptly shut down it operations

Montgomery, AL – - VictoryLand, Alabama's largest gambling
business, has closed its hotel, restaurants and dog track in
Shorter.
VictoryLand shut its casino Monday night to perform what its
lawyer said were upgrades to computers for the food and beverage
service. A spokesman said it closed all other parts of the facility
Thursday.
The Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling tried to raid the
casino Jan. 29, but was blocked by a court order. The Alabama
Supreme Court is considering whether to lift that.
The task force also tried to raid Country Crossing at Dothan
last week. The owners immediately the entire complex.
Country Crossing's attorney, Jim Parkman, said Thursday he has
advised the owners to keep it closed until they can get a court
ruling that their games are legal.