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Rhetoric grows harsher over electronic bingo in Ala
By West Ala legislator says sheriff has authority to stop raid
Eutaw, Ala – - A state legislator says Greene County's
sheriff has the authority to deputize men to stop a raid of the
local dog track.
The commander of the governor's antigambling task force says
Greenetrack's electronic bingo operations are illegal slot
State Sen. Bobby Singleton, a Greensboro Democrat, said Sunday
at a news conference that local officials would defy any attempts
by Gov. Bob Riley's task force to raid Greenetrack bingo operations
without a warrant.
Task force commander John Tyson issued a warning Saturday to all
casino and slot machine owners to get their machines out of the
state immediately. He also called on Greenetrack, the state's only
large operation still open, to shut down.