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Ala. Bingo Could Expand Beyond Greenetrack

Bessemer, AL – The return of electronic bingo games to Greenetrack in Eutaw has caused other closed casinos to consider reopening games.

Jefferson County Circuit Judge Eugene Verin has ruled that bingo operations in the Bessemer Cutoff area of the county can reopen as long as the state government allows bingo operations to continue at Greenetrack. He ruled on a request Monday by the district attorney.

A lawyer for White Hall Entertainment Center in Lowndes County, Collins Pettaway Jr., says the closed casino is considering its options because of Greenetrack, but has made no decision.

An attorney for Country Crossing in Dothan, Sam Cherry, says officials are working with game manufacturers for a design that complies with Alabama law and he anticipates it reopening this year.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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