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Alabama Bingo Feud Pits State Against Obama on Meaning of Gambling

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, having targeted privately owned electronic bingo parlors in the state, is now suing to shut down the three casinos owned by Poarch Band of Creek Indians. He argues that the casinos have slot machines, while the Obama administration says that the games are simply high-technology versions of bingo and permissible under federal law.

Published Sept. 18, 2013

Sources: Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report by Alan Meister, an economist Nathan Associates Inc., Bloomberg reporting

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