AG rules against gaming

Published 8:29 am Monday, December 6, 2004

By By ARTHUR MCLEAN Boone News Service
Alabama Attorney General Troy King announced this week his findings from a months-long probe of electronic gaming in Alabama, ruling electronic gaming machines at several dog tracks and in White Hall illegal, but making no changes in Indian gaming operations.
King stated that his office had no jurisdiction over Indian gaming operations such as the ones operated by the Poarch Creek Indians in Atmore and Wetumpka.
King visited the Creek Bingo Palace in August to inspect the electronic bingo machines in operation there. At the time, King did not say what his opinions were.
In October, King met with federal officials over Indian gaming, including the National Commission on Indian Gaming. Again, neither King nor the federal of