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Luther Strange seeks ban on bingo machines at Alabama Indian casinos

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has asked the federal agency that oversees Indian gambling to bar slots-like electronic bingo machines from the state’s Indian casinos.

But officials with the National Indian Gaming Commission, as well as Gov. Robert Bentley, have said that such a ban could occur only if the state outlawed all forms of bingo, paper included.

Luther Strange has asked the federal agency that oversees Indian gambling to ban slots-like electronic bingo machines from the state’s Indian casinos.

But officials with the National Indian Gaming Commission, as well as Gov. Robert Bentley, have said that such a ban could occur only if the state outlawed all forms of bingo, paper included. Continue reading

Did You Know…

The national prevalence rate for lifetime pathological gambling is only 0.8%. In comparison, alcohol dependence is 13.8%, drug dependence is 6.2%, and major depression is 6.4%. Indian Tribes have model programs for problem gamblers. In many areas, like Arizona, North Dakota and Connecticut, Indian Tribes are the primary funding source for such programs.
-Quick Fact