Casino reaches agreement with state officials over electric machines

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A south Alabama bingo casino has agreed to get rid of some electronic and table games under an agreement with the state attorney general’s office.
    
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Thursday announced the agreement with Center Stage to settle a lawsuit brought by the state. Alabama had argued Center Stage was operating illegal gambling devices, similar to slot machines.
    
Marshall said Center Stage “has agreed to remove the games in question.”
    
The Houston Economic Development Association, which operates Center Stage, agreed to get rid of table games and any “electronic game of chance.”
    
HEDA attorney Ernie Hornsby said the agreement ensures that Center Stage will stay open.
    
He said Center Stage will offer paper bingo; and, current video terminals will be reprogrammed so that they are games of skill.

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