Poarch Creek Band removes gaming machines

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama has removed and modified nearly 700 electronic gaming machines in order to comply with federal law, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

The tribe removed 76 machines that were deemed illegal to operate without a Class III tribal-state compact. The tribe also modified about 600 machines.

The tribe has been the subject of complaints from Christian activists who say illegal gaming is occurring on the reservation. The activists are allied with Ralph Reed, who accepted money from two Washington insiders being investigated for bilking tribes out of $66 million.

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Poarch Creeks comply with U.S. about gaming (The Birmingham News 12/9)
Indians remove, modify machines (The Montgomery Advertiser 12/9)
Tribe overhauls gaming machines (AP 12/9)
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