Posts Tagged ‘Alabama gambling’

January 27th, 2011 – by Glen Farmer The Alabama bingo gambling issue has long been a subject of a debate, but when the baton passed from Bob Riley to Governor Bentley the debate over the gambling changed significantly. Governor Bentley gave Attorney General Luther Strange the right to oversee illegal gambling operations in the state, […]

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January 15th, 2011 – by Glen Farmer When Governor Elect was running for office, one of his campaign proposals was to give Alabama Citizens the ability to vote yes or no on gambling in the state. The referendum would be sweeping, almost universally removing gambling – even on a tribal level – or expanding it […]

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January 7th, 2011 – by Glen Farmer In Adamsville, Alabama, a home was recently raided due to suspicions of an illegal gambling operation. When police entered the domicile, they found that the proprietor of the home was in fact hosting several illegal gambling machines. Adamsville police entered a residence on the city’s Main Street and […]

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December 21st, 2010 – by Glen Farmer Jarrod Massey, a Montgomery based lobbyist, has plead guilty on Monday in the corruption case surrounding gambling in Alabama. He has become the second member of his lobbying firm to admit that he had offered bribes to legislators in support of gambling legislation. Massey was a lobbyist for […]

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December 6th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer Some of the defendants in the probe surrounding the gambling industry in Alabama have requested a delay in their upcoming trial. The defendants claim that more time is needed to analyze the evidence. According to reports, approximately 2,800 phone calls and over 200,000 pages of evidence need to […]

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November 4th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer When Ron Sparks lost the gubernatorial election in Alabama, many expected the gambling issue in the state to be a dead one. Robert Bentley had vigorously campaigned against gambling, claiming that the state could not benefit from gambling. Within the first week of his becoming the governor-elect, Bentley […]

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October 30th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer In many locations around the United States, Election Day holds heavy for the gambling industry. Two states in particular have very important elections lined up – Alabama and Maine. In the state of Maine, a referendum has been added to the ballot for election day. The referendum would […]

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October 27th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer The issue of gambling in Alabama is one that will not soon be put to rest, but Ron Sparks and Robert Bentley have both been pushing their stances in the Alabama gubernatorial race. Sparks has been long recognized as the one candidate who will push for legal gambling […]

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October 26th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer The Alabama gambling problem has been one of many consequences, including the indictment of multiple state officials. The most recent public official to be affected by the Alabama gambling issue is that of Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker. While Parker is not amongst the indicted, nor has […]

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October 22nd, 2010 – by Glen Farmer As his time in office runs out, Governor Riley is still stepping up the persecution of bingo in the state of Alabama. Riley is slated to request that federal agents shut down the bingo machines in the state’s Indian casinos. Only three months remain on Riley’s tenure in […]

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