Another Alabama Casino Raided, Machines & Cash Seized

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The attorney general's office and state troopers have raided an electronic bingo casino in Lowndes County and seized more than 350 machines.

Attorney General Luther Strange said a search warrant was served Friday at Southern Star Entertainment Center in White Hall after an investigation of several months.

The casino opened in March with what it described as legal bingo machines, but Strange said they were illegal. He said cash was seized along with the machines.

No one answered the phone at the business Friday afternoon, and its website said it was temporarily closed.

A nearby casino, White Hall Entertainment Center, was raided and closed during former Gov. Bob Riley's crackdown on gambling halls.

The attorney general conducted a similar raid at Center Stage casino in Dothan in July.

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