Yesterday, at 2 pm, an almost forgotten establishment of Macon County opened its doors and the State welcomed the new beginning.
Luther Strange, Alabama’s Attorney General, sought out and closed down VictoryLand in 2013. This was done in an effort to tighten the grip on “illegal” gambling in the state. About 1,615 machines and $263,000 was taken during the seize. The state has been allowed, by the supreme court, to keep these assets.
Initially, VictoryLand will/has employed 200 workers and is planning on expanding as profits increase, but that’s all determined on the success of the casino.
As we all know, Alabama residents typically side against gambling so the pressure is on more so than ever. Due to the lottery bill disagreements, the resurrected casino has their work cut out for them to drive profits in the midst of back lash.
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