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VictoryLand fails to pay $1.3 million in taxes

SHORTER, Ala. (AP) - VictoryLand in Shorter has failed to pay $1.3 million in state and local property taxes.

Macon County Revenue Commissioner Ed Corbitt says VictoryLand missed the Jan. 1 deadline to pay the taxes.

The property was put up for a tax auction at the courthouse in Tuskegee on Tuesday. No one bid on the still-operating dog track and the closed casino and hotel.

That means it technically goes to the state. But VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor has three years to pay the back taxes and clear title to the property. In the meantime, he can keep operating the dog track.

Corbitt said the county's largest taxpayer never had any problems paying its taxes in the past, but its financial picture has changed since its electronic bingo closed last year.

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