Victoryland Casino officials are asking the Alabama Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to ban "electronic bingo" in Lowndes and Macon Counties.
Victoryland filed an application for rehearing Friday "to prevent a serious and mistaken rush to judgment," according to WSFA.
If Alabama's Supreme Court denies the application, Victoryland is asking that the court extend the deadline for the permanent injunction against the defendants until December 31 or after Christmas, according to WSFA.
According to Victoryland, a permanent injunction will have a "serious and detrimental and/or fatal effect" on the charities and others supported by the casino, and without its contributions, no other entity "can or will" provide the public support and charity care the casino provides.
In State v. Epic Tech, LLC, the Court unanimously agreed with the State of Alabama that the Southern Star, White Hall and Victoryland casinos are illegal gambling enterprises, granting the State's request to prohibit the casinos from offering "electronic bingo."
"The Alabama Supreme Court's opinion makes clear what my office has maintained from the start: these gambling enterprises are not only patently illegal under Alabama law but also a menace to public health, morals, safety and welfare," said Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall in a statement after the decision was released. "[Friday's] decision will forbid the Southern Star, White Hall and Victoryland casinos from offering their slot-machine gambling to the public."
According to the opinion written by Alabama Supreme Court Justice Greg Shaw, "the Macon Circuit Court and the Lowndes Circuit Court erroneously denied or exceeded their discretion in denying the State's request in each case for injunctive relief prohibiting" casinos in Lowndes and Macon counties "from continuing to engage in the illegal gambling activities at issue."
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