Country Crossing Remains Closed

The Country Crossing entertainment complex, voluntarily closed late January to avoid a state anti-gambling task force raid on its bingo hall, will remain closed until the state, and possibly voters, decide whether electronic bingo machines are legal.

The Dothan, Ala., casino and two others have been affected by Gov. Bob Riley’s campaign against the machines, which he claims are illegal.

A federal judge has twice denied Country Crossing officials’ attempts to obtain a temporary restraining order against the task force so the casino could continue operating.