FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2017
ALABAMA SUPREME COURT DISMISSES APPEAL BY FRONTIER BINGO OF GREENE COUNTY IN ILLEGAL GAMBLING CASE
State will keep $191,249 and 449 Electronic Bingo Devices Seized from Casino
(MONTGOMERY) – Acting Alabama Attorney General Alice Martin announced the Alabama Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Dream, Inc., owners of Frontier Bingo in Greene County, thereby letting stand a lower court’s ruling in favor of the State of Alabama.
On February 2, 2017, the Alabama Supreme Court issued its order to dismiss the casino operator’s appeal of an August 15, 2016, Greene County Circuit Court ruling. That ruling granted the State of Alabama’s Petition for Forfeiture and Condemnation of $191,249.11 in currency and 449 illegal electronic bingo machines seized from Frontier Bingo in 2014.
Dream, Inc., filed its motion to dismiss its appeal after the Alabama Supreme Court ruling against Greenetrack, also in Greene County, on December 23, 2016. The Supreme Court left no doubt that electronic bingo is illegal in the State of Alabama.
“I am pleased to announce that this case has been closed and these funds can be applied to the Alabama General Fund in accordance with the Court’s decision,” said Acting Attorney General Alice Martin. “Furthermore, the illegal electronic bingo devices seized by the State will be destroyed.”
Acting Attorney General Martin thanked Assistant Attorney General John Kachelman and former Assistant Attorney General 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.
A copy of the Alabama Supreme Court ruling is attached.