Last week, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled against electronic bingo operators in Macon and Lowndes counties. This ruling overturns a lower court decision that denied the state’s wish to see such casinos shut down. The state Supreme Court’s nine justices ruled unanimously that the courts in these counties must issue injunctions.
VictoryLand, Southern Star, and White Hall must stop offering electronic bingo games within 30 days of the injunctions. This is a big blow to the facilities, as they believed the lower court ruling would stand and operations could continue.
The Alabama Supreme Court is straight Republican, and each judge felt the lower court ruling was invalid. The court sided with previous rulings in the case involving t…