AL Supreme Court denies request for immediate raid on Victoryland

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court has refused to let the governor's gambling task force immediately raid Victoryland in Macon County and seize electornic bingo machines.

The state's highest court turned down a request Wednesday from task force commander John Tyson. Macon County's sheriff and district attorney had argued that there was no emergency that warranted an immediate raid.

An attorney for supporters of Victoryland, John Bolton, says the next step is to ask the Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling July 30 that said Tyson did not need to have the permission of the sheriff and district attorney to raid Victoryland.

Victoryland closed Monday to prevent a possible raid. Owner Milton McGregor plans to reopen Victoryland's dog track Thursday evening, but not its electronic bingo machines.

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