For Immediate Release:
November 29, 2023
For press inquiries only, contact:
Amanda Priest (334) 322-5694
Cameron Mixon (334) 242-7491
(White Hall) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall today announced his office obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) against White Hall Entertainment in Lowndes County involving more than 600 illegal slot machines and multiple entities associated with the casino location including: Cornerstone Community Outreach, Winter Sky LLC, White Sands Technology LLC, BB23 LLC, and R&J Holding Company, Inc. Pursuant to the TRO, the facility has been closed and sealed, all assets of the entities have been frozen, and there can be no further financial transactions connected with the facility or those operating the facility until further orders from the Circuit Court of Lowndes County. The Attorney General’s Office also sought and executed a search warrant at the gambling facility as part of its ongoing investigation.
“Today’s operations reflect the ongoing enforcement of previous orders issued by the Alabama Supreme Court for Lowndes County,” Attorney General Marshall stated. “The individuals, building owners, and operators of these illegal machines acted in defiance of the law, local court orders, and Supreme Court of our state. Rackets such as these will not be tolerated in Lowndes County or elsewhere in Alabama.”
This facility was previously shut down after the Supreme Court of Alabama issued an Order in September 2022 declaring that the operation of so-called “electronic bingo” was an ongoing nuisance in Lowndes County and should be abated by the Circuit Court. White Hall Entertainment chose not to abide by the Circuit Court’s order and instead reopened with illegal gaming machines.
The Attorney General’s Office led the operation and received assistance and support from White Hall Police Chief Alvetta Coates and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.
Attorney General Marshall’s actions are a continuation of his efforts to enforce state gambling laws and purge illegal actors and machines from operating in the state. He took legal action against fourteen gambling facilities in Jefferson County earlier this year.