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Steven T. Marshall
Alabama Attorney General www.ago.alabama.gov

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 October 26, 2017

AG MARSHALL ANNOUNCES CLOSURE
OF RIVER CITY ENTERTAINMENT IN MORGAN COUNTY

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that the Circuit Court of Morgan County has issued an order enjoining the operations of River City Entertainment until the resolution of pending case. The court specifically ordered that the:

“Defendant, River City Entertainment, and its officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives, servants and any other individual, firm, partnership or corporation participating or acting in concert with them…are temporarily RESTRAINED, ENJOINED AND PROHIBITED from operating for public use the electronic gaming machines located at 1804 Highway 231, Laceys Spring, Alabama.”

This case was jointly filed earlier this month by the Attorney General and Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson to stop the operation of electronic gaming machines at the facility.  This is the first case that has been set for a hearing on the State’s requested injunctive relief.  The Court had scheduled a hearing on the State’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction for today, but this Order resolves any need for such a hearing.

“This is the first step forward in our continued efforts to curtail illegal gambling activity in Alabama,” said Attorney General Steve Marshall.  “The next step in this case is to push forward at trial before the Circuit Court of Morgan County and present the findings of our investigation in that public forum.  We are confident that our prosecution of this case will shed the light on the illegal activities at River City Entertainment and prove the claims we made in our complaint.  My office will continue to work diligently with the District Attorney and Sheriff of Morgan County to make sure that the laws of our state are followed.”

The Court’s Order is available via this link   Since the case is still pending, no further information or comment may be released at this time.

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