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      Gambling machines seized in casino raid

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      {} {} The state Attorney General's office and state troopers have raided an electronic bingo casino in Lowndes County. {}More than 350 gambling machines were seized.{} {} Attorney General Luther Strange said a search warrant was served Friday at Southern Star Entertainment Center in White Hall after an investigation of several months. {}The casino opened in March with what it described as legal bingo machines, but Strange said they were illegal. He said cash was seized along with the machines.{} {} A nearby casino, White Hall Entertainment Center, was raided and closed during former Governor Bob Riley's crackdown on gambling halls.{} {} The attorney general conducted a similar raid at Center Stage casino in Dothan in July.

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