Federal judge dismisses AG's suit against Poarch Creek casinos - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Federal judge dismisses AG's suit against Poarch Creek casinos

(Source: WSFA File Photo) (Source: WSFA File Photo)
WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) -

The Alabama Attorney General's lawsuit against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians casino is dismissed.

A federal judge dismissed Attorney General Luther Strange's suit on Friday.

[DOCUMENT: Motion to dismiss granted (.pdf)]

Strange wanted the tribe's casinos in Atmore, Montgomery and Wetumpka closed because he said they operate slot machines, which are considered illegal under Alabama law, instead of bingo machines.

In his 60-page decision, Federal Judge Keith Watkins said the National Indian Gaming Commission confirmed that PCI Gaming operates electronic bingo machines, which can be offered without state approval.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Heavy rains cause sporadic flash flooding issues

    Heavy rains cause sporadic flash flooding issues

    Monday, July 24 2017 10:10 AM EDT2017-07-24 14:10:21 GMT
    Monday morning rain has created ponds on local streets (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)Monday morning rain has created ponds on local streets (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

    A series of showers soaked coastal Mississippi Monday morning. The downpours created ponding on local roads. Neighborhood streets have flood waters covering them. Gulf Park Estates is under a flood advisory because of the rain. And the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Stone County.

    More >>

    A series of showers soaked coastal Mississippi Monday morning. The downpours created ponding on local roads. Neighborhood streets have flood waters covering them. Gulf Park Estates is under a flood advisory because of the rain. And the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Stone County.

    More >>
  • Marriage equality celebrated in Biloxi

    Marriage equality celebrated in Biloxi

    Sunday, July 23 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-07-24 03:03:50 GMT

    On Saturday, marriage equality was celebrated. An event called One Night Out showcased the positive reaction to the federal law from 2015 that guaranteed marriage equality. 

    More >>

    On Saturday, marriage equality was celebrated. An event called One Night Out showcased the positive reaction to the federal law from 2015 that guaranteed marriage equality.

    More >>
  • Coast kids headed to Junior Olympics

    Coast kids headed to Junior Olympics

    Sunday, July 23 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-07-23 23:46:29 GMT

    Six Gulf Coast kids will be heading to Kansas City Missouri for the Prestigious Junior Olympics.

    More >>

    Six Gulf Coast kids will be heading to Kansas City Missouri for the Prestigious Junior Olympics.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly