Country Crossing owner asking to be arrested

DOTHAN, AL (WBRC) - The bingo battle is heating up again, this time in south Alabama.

The owner of Country Crossing Casino near Dothan has called on Governor Riley to arrest him. The governor's task force on illegal gambling tried raiding the facility three times saying the electronic bingo machines are illegal. Country Crossing shut down and managed to avoid a raid.

Country Crossing's owner, Ronnie Gilley, says the machines are legal and wants to be arrested to get the issue resolved in court.

Gilley says he plans to reopen the casino early next year. That is around the same time Governor Riley leaves office.

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