Task force asks judge to allow Macon casino raid
By Head of gambling task force seeks permission to raid casino
Montgomery, AL – - The commander of Gov. Bob Riley's task
force on gambling has asked a Macon County judge to immediately
lift his order that had blocked any raid at the Victoryland casino
Task force commander John Tyson said he filed the motion Monday
in light of the Alabama Supreme Court's ruling that overturned
Young's order and sent the case back to Young to dispose of the
Tyson said if Young grants the motion, the task force could
immediately raid Victoryland, which has more than 6,000 electronic
bingo machines. It's the only non-Indian casino still operating.
The Supreme Court's ruling Friday overturned Young's finding
that Tyson did not have the authority to conduct raids without the
consent of local officials.