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Two Ala. Casinos Close

By Associated Press

Montgomery, AL – Two Alabama casinos have closed their doors temporarily, prompting Gov. Bob Riley to question if they are making changes in their machines in hopes of avoiding legal problems.

The state's largest casino, VictoryLand in Shorter, shut down its 6,000 machines Monday night, and the White Hall casino in Lowndes County closed the doors on its 900 machines Tuesday.

White Hall attorney Joe Espy said the casino closed because it didn't want to put employees and customers at risk for another raid by the governor's task force like happened last March.

Riley said both casinos should give the media access to make sure no evidence is being tampered with or destroyed before it can be used in court.

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