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Victoryland to reopen Tuesday afternoon

VictoryLand casino in Shorter plans to reopen Tuesday afternoon at 2p.m.{} It closed in 2010 under pressure from then Gov. Bob Riley's anti-gambling task force.

Attorney Joe Espy said workers have installed 1,200 gambling machines for the restart.{} The Macon County Sheriff inspected the machines last week and said he believed the machines were "legal" electronic bingo.{}

The casino will reopen without a liquor license, however. It applied for one, but the state liquor control agency held up action after Attorney General Luther Strange filed a protest.

VictoryLand was once Alabama's largest casino with more than 6,000 machines.

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