Governor Riley helping bingo workers with unemployment - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Governor Riley helping bingo workers with unemployment

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Governor Riley is helping laid off workers at Alabama's bingo casinos by rolling out the state's unemployment assistance program.

Starting Tuesday, the State Department of Industrial Relations is setting up special locations in Macon, Houston and Dallas Counties.
    
Those are the communities affected by the closures of Victoryland, Country Crossing and the White Hall Entertainment Center. The facilities shut down last week after the Supreme Court ruled that the governor's illegal gambling task force had the right to raid them.

Workers will be able to file for unemployment and determine if they are eligible for other benefits.

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