SHORTER, AL (WSFA) - The reopening announcement Tuesday that Victoryland, a sprawling gaming complex along Interstate 85 in Macon County, is drawing cheers from local residents and officials.
But Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is not pleased, calling the move "disappointing" and saying Victoryland "has chosen the path of confrontation".
Victoryland owner Milton McGregor has been promising for some time to reopen the facility, and Tuesday morning his attorney, Joe Espy, made it official. The center will open at 2:00pm.
Espy released the following statement:
"I am proud to announce that VictoryLand will reopen today, December 18, at 2:00 PM. We welcome back all of our many loyal customers and friends who enjoyed the fun and entertainment Victoryland provided for more than seven years.