Victoryland

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VictoryLand
Overview of Victoryland.jpg
Location Shorter, Alabama
Address 8680 County Road 40
Opening date 1983
Theme Where you can be a Winner Too!
No. of rooms 300
Casino type Land-Based
Years renovated 2009
Website victoryland.com

VictoryLand is a greyhound track, casino, and hotel in Shorter, Alabama.

Facilities[edit]

Greyhound racing track[edit]

The 1,230-foot greyhound racing track opened over twenty-five years ago and is the home track to over 40 greyhounds.[1]

Quincy's 777 casino[edit]

VictoryLand is home to Quincy's 777, a casino, home to over 7,000 different slot machines.[2] Before its closure, Quincy's 777 was the largest electronic bingo casino in the state.[3]

Oasis Hotel[edit]

The Oasis Hotel, is a 300-room hotel which was built on the VictoryLand property, and opened on November 1, 2009. The hotel also had a fine-dining restaurant called Whitfield's Steakhouse, O's Lobby Bar, and the O Brew cafe'.[4][5]

History[edit]

On August 12, 2010, VictoryLand closed its casino, restaurant and hotel operations.

On October 4, 2010, VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor was arrested along with 10 state senators and lobbyists after a federal probe relating to the improprieties of state gambling legislation. McGregor was charged with one count of conspiracy, six counts of bribery and 11 counts of honest services fraud.[6][7][8] He was acquitted on all counts in March 2012.[9] The casino floor was reopened in December 2012, over the objection of Attorney General Luther Strange, who argued that VictoryLand's electronic bingo machines were illegal slot machines.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of dogs home to Victoryland
  2. ^ List of Quincy's 777 games
  3. ^ [1]
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  5. ^ Hotel info
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ [4]
  8. ^ [5]
  9. ^ Chandler, Kim (March 8, 2012). "Milton McGregor, 5 others acquitted in Alabama gambling trial". Birmingham News. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  10. ^ Chandler, Kim (December 18, 2012). "VictoryLand open for business again". Birmingham News. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 

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