Court rules against Greene County bingo hall

Published 11:44 am Thursday, August 18, 2016

Attorney General Luther Strange welcomed a significant Greene County Circuit Court ruling Monday siding with the State of Alabama in an electronic bingo case involving Frontier Bingo of Knoxville.
“I am pleased with the ruling of the Greene County Circuit Court granting the State of Alabama’s Petition for Forfeiture and Condemnation of $191,249.11 in currency and illegal gambling machines seized from Frontier Bingo in 2014,” said Attorney General Luther Strange. “This a significant victory for the rule of law in Greene County.
“The funds seized from illegal operations at Frontier Bingo will be transferred to the General Fund of the State of Alabama and the gambling machines seized will be destroyed in accordance with the Circuit Court’s decision.
“Electronic bingo is unlawful within the State of Alabama and today’s ruling is further evidence that the law is being enforced.”
Attorney General Strange thanked Assistant Attorneys General John Kachelman and Bill Lisenby of the Criminal Trials Division and Special Agents of the Attorney General’s Investigations Division for their work investigating the case and executing the search warrant which led to the seizure and the successful prosecution of Frontier Bingo.