- Associated Press - Thursday, December 31, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama attorney general’s office tells the state Supreme Court that electronic bingo is illegal, despite what Victoryland lawyers argue.

The attorney general’s office made the argument in a Wednesday brief as it appeals a judge’s order to return 1,615 of the slot-like machines seized from the casino in 2013.

VictoryLand lawyers have argued that legislators and voters knew electronic games were a possibility when they approved a constitutional amendment allowing charity bingo.

The attorney general’s office said the amendment doesn’t mention electronic gambling at all. The state argued lawmakers would have included it they intended to legalize electronic gambling.

The Supreme Court stayed the judge’s order to return the machines, as it hears the appeal.

VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor says he intends to reopen the casino with new machines.

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