AG Claims Victory in MOWA Gaming Case

Mobile, AL (WKRG)

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says the state achieved a victory in a long-standing fight over electronic gaming machines in Mobile County.  According to a news release, a Mobile County Circuit court ruled in favor of the state over the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians.  The machines will be destroyed and more than $10,000 will be transferred to the state’s general fund.

This started in 2013.  The machines were seized in a raid.  Tribe officials claimed they were allowed to use the machines.  The state argues MOWA is not a federally recognized tribe.

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