Statement By Milton McGregor

I love my country. But I despise what my government has done to me and the other defendants. The government lawyers and investigators say they represent the United States, but they trampled on the constitution they’re sworn to defend.
Milton McGregor, March 07, 2012

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Cloverdale Playhouse Benefit – Not Guilty

Hear Alabama’s Best Defense Lawyers Explain How the Defense Won the Alleged Corruption Trial
Montgomery Independent, March 22, 2012

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Land of Victory

“Milton McGregor wants to get VictoryLand open and we want to get those 3,000 people back to work,” defense attorney Joe Espy said.
The Anniston Star, March 08, 2012

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Defendants Not Guilty on All Counts

It took seven days for jurors to deliver the words that VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor and the other defendants in the State House corruption retrial had been waiting to hear: “Not Guilty.”
Mobile Press Register, March 8, 2012

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Not Guilty Former defendant:’Jury got it right’ in gambling corruption trail

Casino owner Milton McGregor and five other defendants walked out of federal court Wednesday, free of corruption chargers that had loomed over them for almost two years. Some of them emotional, all of them appearing relieved, they enjoyed the moment with friends, family, supporters and their attorneys.
Montgomery Advertiser , March 8, 2012

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Not Guilty McGregor, 5 others acquitted in gambling trial

It took seven days for jurors to deliver the words that VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor and the other defendants in the State House corruption retrial had been waiting to hear.
The Birmingham News , March 8, 2012

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State-of-the-Art Support: McGregors Fund Purchase of Advanced Heart Device

“When Robert Bourge, M.D., director of UAB’s Division of Cardiovascular Disease, contacted Milton McGregor and his wife, Pat, to request their support for a new cardiology system, the couple was amazed at the timing.”
UAB Medicine, Fall 2008

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The Biggest Gamble Yet

“It is part of a $100 million renovation project to transform what was once a dog track and then a dog track/electronic bingo hall into one of the Southeast’s major tourist destinations. If McGregor’s plan works, VictoryLand will become the tourist mecca he envisions — not because of gambling, but because of its entertainment facilities, including a luxury hotel, a 1,500-seat entertainment center and five restaurants.”
Birmingham Business Journal, June 2008

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VictoryLand Owners Donate to Cause

“Enterprise mayor Kenneth Boswell accepts a $100,000 donation from Alabama gaming magnate Milton McGregor and wife Patricia that was placed in the Enterprise Tornado Relief Fun and used to help those affected by the March 1 tornado.”
Enterprise Ledger, April 2007

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$50K Offered For Slaying Information

“The reward for information concerning who killed a popular Shorter resident has been increased from $10,000 to $50,000 as members of the community have raised more funds in an effort to find the killer.”
Montgomery Advertiser, December, 2010

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Benefield, VictoryLand help raise Carr reward to $50,000

“Thanks to members of the community, the reward has now been raised to $50,000–up $45,000 from where it started in September.”
Tuskegee News, December 2010

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Your Chances of Winning Have Never Been Better

“Traditional bingo players and those who prefer playing up to 300 bingo cards a game on electronic bingo terminals enjoy the excitement of live ball drops while seated in a spacious Bingo Theater with stadium-style seating and an expansive view of VictoryLand’s Greyhound Track.”
Gaming South, Summer 2008

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Gone to the Dogs: Milton McGregor’s Big Gamble Pays Off

“When friends talk of Milton McGregor, they’re likely to agree that he’s gone to the dogs. But they usually do’t mean it in an unkind way, instead they’re talking about McGregor’s main business, VictoryLand Greyhound Park in Shorter, Alabama.”
The Auburn Alumnews, September 1992

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Growth Brings More Jobs to Area

“Business is booming at VictoryLand, and it appears that what’s going on now is only the tip of the iceberg. New buildings, new gaming areas, parking lots, a parking deck and thousands of customers can be seen in every direction at the track in Shorter.”
Tallasee Tribune, Date Unknown

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A Slam Dunk Pledge

“Milton ’64 and Pat McGregor of Montgomery recently pledged $1 million toward the new Auburn Basketball Arena. The McGregors pledged the gift in honor of their daughters, Kim McGregor and Cindy McGregor Benefield.”
Auburn University Newsletter, Date Unknown

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McGregors Pledge $1 Million Toward AU Arena Project

“Milton and Pat McGregor of Montgomery recently pledged $1 million toward the new Auburn Arena. The McGregors pledged the gift in honor of their daughters, Kim McGregor and Cindy McGregor Benefield.”
Montgomery Independent, Date Unknown

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McGregor Shelling Out The Cash

“Montgomery’s Milton McGregor is a well-known man for a number of reasons. Most recognize his name as a dog-track owner, and many people have varying opinions on the industry that has mad him an extremely wealthy man. However, he’s certainly stepped up to the plate when it comes to aiding the cause of college basketball in this state.”
Dothan Eagle, June 2008

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VictoryLand Invests $100 Million to Become Destination Point

“Milton E. McGregor is not investing $100 million in VictoryLand here so visitors will come to his resort facility. No, he is investing his second $100 million so the visitors who are already coming in droves will stay, spend a night or two at the 191-acre facility he owns and definitely spend more money on pari-mutual betting, charity bingo games, dining, entertainment and hotel rooms.”
Central Alabama Business Journal, November 2007

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VictoryLand Hikes Charity Payouts

“The good news was payouts for the charities’ weekly sessions at VictoryLand were going to increase immediately from $15,050 to $25,000. That’s 60.2 percent more than they were paid as of last week. It also represents about a 150 percent increase in what they were paid ($10,500) when charity bingo began at VictoryLand in December of 2003 after a 76 percent vote of Macon Countians approved charity bingo for the county.”
Tuskegee News, February 2008

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McGregor Bets Heavily on VictoryLand Growth

“Milton McGregor is making the largest bet ever at VictoryLand. The owner of the dogtrack/electronic bingo facility off the Shorter exit of Interstate 85 is wagering more than $100 million that he can turn VictoryLand into a major tourism destination by vastly increasing its entertainment offerings, rather than its gambling.”
Montgomery Advertiser, June 2007

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Quincy’s Triple Seven Casino and VictoryLand Delivering

“Jackpot-winning smiles light up billboards from Alabama to Florida to Georgia–each winnig smile celebrating Quincy’s Triple Seven Casino’s and VictoryLand’s promise-when it comes to fun, excitement and winners, we deliver!”
Tuskegee News, September, Year Unknown

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No Incentives for $100 Million VictoryLand Expansion

“What’s taking place at VictoryLand is truly remarkable, especially considering the obstacle course the facility’s president and owner Milton McGregor has dealt with through the years. There will always be opposition to gaming, just as there will be those who will object to others who do not share the same political or religious beliefs as they hold. That’s the nature of life.”
Tuskegee News, June 2007

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Mega Entertainment Center Planned For VictoryLand

“Construction of a mega entertainment center, including a 300-500 room luxury hotel is underway at VictoryLand and Quincy’s 777 Casino. The expansion at the facility will create approximately 600-800 new jobs for Macon County. The entertainment complex will seat 1,500 people for concerts.”
Montgomery Independent, Date Unknown

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Topping Ceremony at Victoryland

“A topping ceremony was held last week (Dec. 27, 2006) for a new parking deck at VictoryLand Greyhound Park. The new four-story parking deck is 90 percent complete after work began in the Spring of 2006.”
Tuskegee News, January 2007

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Generalissimo of Alabama Gaming

“A former PacMan penny arcade operator out of Shorter, Ala., may seem an easy stomp for a governor’s task force and 200 state police prowlers. But wake up and smell the gunsmoke, says Milton McGregor. It smells like VictoryLand.”
Business Alabama, April 2010

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Troy Capital Campaign Gets $1 Million Boost

“Thoughts of an economic recession were set aside as guests gathered at the Montgomery home of Pat and Milton McGregor to celbrate a big lift to the Troy University Foundation’s Captial Campaign. Troy Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. and his wife, Janice, were elated to join more than 150 guests, as the McGregors announced their $1 million gift to the global institution.”
Montgomery Advertiser, March 2008

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The Biggest Gamble Yet

“Milton McGregor thought that getting into pari-mutuel betting would take him to a new level of success. His wife thought it would take him and his family to hell. It took her 11 years before she decided she was wrong. It took him one night to realize he was right.”
Birmingham News, May 2008

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The Biggest Gamble Yet

“When VictoryLand opened at the Macon County dog track on Sept. 18, 1984, McGregor didn’t know what to expect. He certainly didn’t expect what happened. ‘The police sent for me to come outside because there was a problem,’ he said. ‘I came out and as far as you could see the traffic was backed up. They said it was backed up six miles on either side of I-85 and asked me what I was going to do about it? I didn’t know what to tell them. I was just shocked.’”
Montgomery Advertiser, March 2008

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Did You Know

“Did you know since 1992 the Birmingham Race Course has paid back to local government, charities and schools more than $86 million?”
Birmingham News, December 2005

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Largest Taxpayer In Macon County

“What’s taking place at VictoryLand is truly remarkable, especially considering the obstacle course the facility’s president and owner Milton McGregor has dealt with through the years. There will always be opposition to gaming, just as there will be those who will object to others who do not share the same political or religious beliefs as they hold. That’s the nature of life.”
Montgomery Independent, Date Unknown

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VictoryLand Owner Realizes His Dream

“The imagination of a boy growing up in lower Alabama helped make VictoryLand the biggest economic impact in Macon County history. Its success is due in part to businessman Milton McGregor, who owns the park, 22 miles from downtown Montgomery.”
Central Alabama Business Journal, December 2004

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UBT Commends VictoryLand For Driving Economic Growth

“It resembled a mutual-admiration society at VictoryLand last Thursday (June 26)-only a few feet from where pari-mutuels wagering and electronic bingo were operating at a feverish pace. The utilities Board of Tuskegee was holding a ceremony officially commending VictoryLand and its founder/owner Milton McGregor for contributions of VictoryLand to economic growth and development in Macon County.”
Tuskegee News, July 2008

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McGregor Honored As Kiwanis’ Distinguished Service Recipient

“The Macon County Kiwanis Club reciprocated the “I Appreciate Your Friendship” comment often heard from Milton McGregor by honoring the businessman with its Distinguished Service Award Sunday (April 23).”
Tuskegee News, April 2006

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The Macon County Kiwanis Club

“Distinguished Service Award for Milton E. McGregor.”
Distinguished Service Award Program, April 2006

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Long-Awaited Four-Story Parking Deck Opens At VictoryLand

“On March 2, 2007, dignitaries and supports of VictoryLand Race Track in Macon County gathered to hold a ribbon cutting and official opening of a four-story parking deck to serve the customers of VictoryLand where greyhound racing and electronic charity bingo is conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Tuskegee News, March 2007

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Local Heart Patient Gives Her Account Of Taking Part In Stem Cell Research

“After suffering a series of heart attacks and being told by doctors that a heart transplant was her only hope, Montgomery event planner Carron Morrow could have just given up. But in October, Morrow became one of 30 heart patients taking part in Texas Heart Institute’s groundbreaking research using adult stem cells.”
Montgomery Advertiser, Date Unknown

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VictoryLand Adds to Facility

“VictoryLand added 1,500 electronic gambling machines, a nightclub and other facilities Monday, even as its president admitted the recession is cutting gambling revenues.”
Montgomery Advertiser, January 2009

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What Would Macon County Be Without VictoryLand’s Presence?

“Like myself, I’m sure you’ve heard someone either criticizing the Mayor and what he is NOT doing for Tuskegee or Milton McGregor and what he is NOT doing for Macon County. We have had the opportunity to see and feel what Tuskegee is like with the wrong leadership, but what about Macon county? Where would Macon County be without VictoryLand?”
Tuskegee News, December 2007

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Let’s All Get Some “Juice” From The Gambling Arenas

“The idiocy of our public policy toward gambling in Alabama has always amazed me. We permit all types of gambling, either legally or by a wink and a nod, from which we do not derive a dime to either reduce the taxes we pay or, at a minimum, keep them from increasing. Sports betting is a good example. We could probably cut our state income tax in half if we would legalize sports wagering and take the 10 percent “juice” instead of letting the illegal bookmakers make millions from those little orange squeezings.”
Montgomery Independent, Date Unknown

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$177 Million To Charities, Government: McGregor Exemplifies “Spirit of Christmas”

“If Alabama has a Santa Claus, it’s gotta be Milton McGregor. Public records show that during the past 16 years McGregor and his companies, VictoryLand in Macon County and the Birmingham Race Course, have provided more than $177 million to governmental, educational and charitable agencies in Alabama.”
Montgomery Independent, December 2000

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$339,120,845 Paid in Taxes and Given to Charity

“The hundreds of millions of dollars VictoryLand has paid in taxes and given to charities and public agencies over the years has helped every person in Alabama. The money has helped schools across the state, hospitals, fire departments and the flight against life’s most dreaded diseases.”
VictoryLand. Helping more than you know.

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VictoryLand Opens New West Wing, More To Come!

“With the opening Monday of its new 56,000-square-foot West Wing, VictoryLand continued the expansion of its Quincy’s Triple Seven complex, which moved into a gleaming new facility less than 12 months ago. The addition of the West Wing with its 1,500 gaming machines brings the total number of Class II bingo machines at Quincy’s Triple Seven to over 6,000. VictoryLand now has the distinction of being the largest pari-mutuel and Class II charity bingo facility in the world.”
Montgomery Independent, January 2009

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Letter To The Birmingham News Editorial Board

“If you had done any research at all, as I have done, you would find that Mr. McGregor is very successfully involved in several other industries. You would also find that Mr. McGregor/BRC have contributed over $95 million dollars to various Jefferson and Shelby County entities since he bought the facility from AmSouth Bank in January 1992.”
Montgomery Independent, February 2008

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Macon County Probate Judge Support Letter

“I, Alfonza Menefee, Probate Judge of Macon County, have known Milton McGregor since the early nineteen eighties.”
Personal Letter, May 2011

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