Attorney General asks for early end to Houston County bingo casecomment (1)
July 25, 2013
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has asked a Houston County judge to put an early end to an electronic bingo case in Houston County.
The case, set for trial Aug. 5, involves 691 electronic bingo machines and $283,000 seized from Center Stage Alabama last year, according to the Dothan Eagle. Strange asked the county court to rule that the seizure was lawful, the Eagle reported. State attorneys Sonny Reagan and John Kachelman III had previously filed a motion declaring that the machines in no way resembled the game of bingo.
“No skill. No competition. No paying attention. No daubing. No interaction. No audible announcing. No printed card. Nobody saying ‘bingo.’ Without those factors, there can be no bingo. How could there be?” the state argued in its motion, according to the Eagle.
The Houston Economic Development Association, which operates electronic bingo at Center Stage, has said in the past that the seizure was illegal for various reasons.