Tag Archives: Gov. Bob Riley
- Alabama ex-guv Riley tries to pay for gambling prosecution with BP spill funds
February 24, 2011
On Jan. 14, three days before former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley left office, he transferred $7.9m of the state’s BP oil spill settlement funds to the Attorney General's office, some of it destined to pay for ongoing litigation against gambling companies. Riley made headlines in 2010 with his crusade against...
- Alabama latest front in escalating States v. Indian casino conflict
October 23, 2010
What’s going on between America’s native tribes and the governors of various states? Already this month, we’ve had two separate squabbles in New York involving the Seneca and St. Regis Mohawk nations withholding casino revenue sharing payments from Gov. David Paterson. Now the action has shifted south to Alabama, where...
- 72% of Alabamians support legalizing, taxing gambling
February 6, 2010
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley's one-(mad)man crusade against electronic bingo has generated lots of headlines (for a history of the whole farcical endeavour, click here, here and here). But while the good guv has squandered countless man-hours and state funds on his personal vendetta, an overwhelming majority of his state's residents...
- Alabama drama: liars, hypocrites and private dicks
January 22, 2010
"You'd be surprised what you can find out by monitoring somebody." So sayeth Alabama casino owner Milton McGregor, who claims to have stuck a private detective on former anti-gambling task force commander David Barber's tail, which led to the discovery that Barber had won $2,300 in a Mississippi casino. McGregor...