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Barricades block Victoryland in Shorter, AL

SHORTER, AL (WTVM) - News Leader 9 is following some developments at Victoryland in Macon County, AL.

Sources tell us Victoryland police are turning people away and busses are parked across he entrance with barricades.  

Victoryland attorney, Mark White, released a statement Monday morning.

[Click here to view the statement.]

Victoryland would be shutting down for a few days while they close the electronic bingo operations. The release states that Victoryland will reopen on August 12th at 5:00 p.m. without e-bingo.

The press release also takes the time to call Governor Bob Riley a "czar" at a few points in the statement as well as chastise him over the issue of lost jobs and tax money.
     
The State Supreme Court has set a 4:00 p.m. deadline for Macon County officials to respond to the latest e-bingo motions in court.

The illegal gambling task force commander, John Tyson, says there are no state troopers on the scene.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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