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Judge Refuses To Restrict Gambling Task Force

Montgomery, AL – A federal judge has rejected a request from Country Crossing in Dothan to shield it from the governor's gambling task force.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled against the casino late Tuesday.

Task force commander John Tyson said the judge blocked another effort by gambling operators to carve out special rules for themselves.

Country Crossing closed Jan. 29 to prevent a raid by the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling. Then it sought a temporary restraining order from the federal court to prevent the task force from trying to seize any games. Thompson issued a two-sentence order denying the request.

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