Posts Tagged ‘Alabama gambling laws’

February 7th, 2011 – by Glen Farmer Ronnie Gilley, the developer of the Country Crossing Casino, may soon have his bond revoked. A federal judge is set to hold a a hearing to decide Gilley’s fate. The federal judge may decide to put Gilley back in holding prior to the trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Terry […]

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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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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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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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September 6th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer The Alabama Supreme Court was asked to reconsider a July 30th judgment that gave the Governor’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling the right to operate within Macon County. Unfortunately for the Macon County officials that had made the request, the Alabama Supreme Court has unanimously decided to reject […]

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August 17th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer The Alabama gambling issue has been one writhe with drama and accusations, and the Governor’s Task Force had been partially responsible for stirring up this trouble. The most recent sort of trouble had come when allegations flew at the Alabama Supreme Court over whether or not they had […]

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July 24th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer Ron Sparks, an Alabama gubernatorial candidate who has been running off of a platform of legalized gambling, has been speaking for legalized gambling ever since the Task Force on Illegal Gambling had been marauding around the state and punishing bingo halls. His most recent announcement covered what tax […]

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April 28th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer When the gambling issue was heating to a boil, it was no surprise that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had stepped in to determine whether or not seeds of corruption had been sown amongst the dissent. A grand jury has assembled to preside over the case, and the […]

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April 23rd, 2010 – by Glen Farmer Though the Alabama legislature had been heavily focusing on the taxation, legalization, and regulation of gambling in the state, the months of effort have been in vain. The bill that would have legalized the games has been shot down in the House, and is unlikely to return for […]

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