VictoryLand raided by Attorney General's Office - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

VictoryLand raided by Attorney General's Office

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Muscogee County School Board approves redevelopment referendum

    Muscogee County School Board approves redevelopment referendum

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:21:15 GMT
    It was unanimous for the Muscogee County school board Monday night, agreeing to team up with the city of Columbus in giving a boost to under-developed areas. This comes just seven weeks before the publicMore >>
    It was unanimous for the Muscogee County school board Monday night, agreeing to team up with the city of Columbus in giving a boost to under-developed areas. This comes just seven weeks before the public will vote on the Redevelopment of Powers Law.More >>
  • When disciplining a child goes too far

    When disciplining a child goes too far

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:57:10 GMT
    Pending child abuse charges against star Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson has brought spanking back under public scrutiny after photos of his bruised child surfaced. News Leader 9's Brittany
    More >>
    Pending child abuse charges against star Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson has brought spanking back under public scrutiny after photos of his bruised child surfaced. News Leader 9's Brittany Dionne spoke with local experts to find out when spanking becomes abuse. More >>
  • Opelika veteran receives Medal of Honor

    Opelika veteran receives Medal of Honor

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:47:05 GMT
    On Monday afternoon, a local veteran received an important military honor. President Obama  awarded retired Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins in Opelika with the Medal of Honor at the White
    More >>
    On Monday afternoon, a local veteran received an important military honor. President Obama  awarded retired Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins in Opelika with the Medal of Honor at the White House.
    More >>
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The Alabama Department of Public Safety has confirmed that state troopers are on hand at VictoryLand to assist the Attorney General's Office with a raid. Currently, the facility is shut down.

The AG's Office says a search warrant was served on Tuesday morning in response to illegal gambling operations.

"Today's actions are the culmination of an investigative process over the last several months," said Attorney General Luther Strange. "From my first day in office, I have worked to ensure that illegal gambling laws are enforced consistently across the state."

Strange says that efforts in 2011 caused the country's largest gambling machine manufacturers to remove their machines. He says that VictoryLand reopened in 2012 with electronic bingo machines that have been deemed illegal.

"My office worked to try to resolve this matter with minimal controversy," Strange said. "Unfortunately, the VictoryLand casino was operating in open defiance of the rule of law and we have been left with no alternative but to treat this as we would any other law enforcement matter."

The AG's Office says several hundred gambling machines and an undisclosed amount of cash were taken in the raid. The money and machines will be held as evidence and are subject to a forfeiture procedure in the Circuit Court of Macon County.

This comes on the same day that the Attorney General's Office announced a lawsuit filed to stop the operation of slot machines at casinos owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

While state police officers cannot enforce state law on Indian lands, according to the press release, the lawsuit claims that the Poarch Band has an obligation to comply with state laws against slot machines. Previous attempts by the Attorney General's Office to enforce gambling laws against the Indian casinos has proven unsuccessful.

Copyright 2013 WBRC. All rights reserved.

  • VictoryLand raided by Attorney General's OfficeMore>>

  • Developing

    STORY HEADLINE

    ABRIDGED HEADLINE

    Monday, July 15 2013 1:21 PM EDT2013-07-15 17:21:27 GMT
    Brunch next level cardigan keytar occupy etsy, craft beer kogi artisan pour-over umami. Swag artisan aesthetic ethnic, thundercats williamsburg cred helvetica. Pop-up letterpress food truck synth.More >>
    )Brunch next level cardigan keytar occupy etsy, craft beer kogi artisan pour-over umami. Swag artisan aesthetic ethnic, thundercats williamsburg cred helvetica. Pop-up letterpress food truck .More >>
Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.