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Casino owner plans to reopen soon

After two years, Milton McGregor speaks out for the first time since the bingo corruption trial. (Source: WSFA) After two years, Milton McGregor speaks out for the first time since the bingo corruption trial. (Source: WSFA)

By PHILLIP RAWLS
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The acquitted owner of VictoryLand casino in Shorter says he will reopen the business in a few months with electronic bingo machines like he had before.

Milton McGregor said in a Thursday interview with The Associated Press that he also plans to reopen VictoryLand's hotel and restaurants and bring back live dog racing.

He said he won't to try to pass legislation to allow him to have electronic bingo games at his dog track in Jefferson County.

A federal court jury acquitted McGregor and five others Wednesday on charges accusing them of buying and selling votes for pro-gambling legislation. McGregor said that cleared the way for him to focus on reopening his casino and winning back customers drawn to the three Creek Indian casinos.

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