Commission meeting discusses Greene County illegal gambling

GREENE COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Luther Winn of Greenetrack was just one of the passionate speakers at Tuesday afternoon’s called meeting.

Greenetrack removed its machines voluntarily before Monday’s raid, which resulted in the seizure of over 1,000 machines.

Wednesday’s commission meeting brought parlor operators, commissioners and charities together to discuss where things go from here.

Four municipalities, the E-911 service and the school system are among the charities that have been receiving money from bingo operations.

They tell CBS42 they don’t know where that money will come from.

“At the end of the day, it all boils down to the county of Greene putting forth a collected effort to fight for our constitutional right to provide electronic bingo,” ___ Goodson said. “Amendment 743 provides for the use of electronic dobbing machines.”

Also at Wednesday’s meeting were some harsh words for Judge Lillie Osborne, who signed the search warrant.

CBS42 obtained the letter Osborne sent to her constituents, which states in part that she was never a willing participant in the Greene County raids.

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