10:30am

Wed May 26, 2010
WVAS Local

Task force commander eyes Greene Co bingo casino

Mobile, AL – - The commander of Gov. Bob Riley's Task Force
on Illegal Gambling says he plans to enforce the law in Greene
County.
The task force chief, Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson
Jr., is backed by a state Supreme Court ruling that rejects
Attorney General Troy King's claim of control over the task force.
Tyson would not say on Monday how he would address compliance
with gambling laws at the Greenetrack bingo casino near Eutaw.
Riley believes the electronic bingo machines are illegal slot
machines, but county and Greenetrack officials say a local
constitutional amendment authorizes electronic bingo because it
mentions electronic machines.
Greenetrack is the only one of four major bingo casinos in the
state that the task force has not raided or attempted to raid.