Multimedia Games Machines Seized - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

ALABAMA – As reported by Austin Business Journal: "About 300 computer servers and sweepstakes video readers belonging to Austin charity gaming operator Multimedia Games Inc. have been removed from the Birmingham Race Course in Birmingham, Ala., by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

"According to Austin-based Multimedia Games, the sheriff's office served a warrant issued by an Alabama state judge for the race course, claiming the company's machines violate Alabama sweepstakes law.

"Multimedia Games has installed about 1,300 sweepstakes video readers at the Birmingham Race Course.

"But according to the company, the Jefferson County Circuit Court on Thursday issued a temporary restraining order preventing the Jefferson County sheriff from removing additional units, and essentially freezing matters until a preliminary injunction hearing, which is expected to be held Jan. 3.

"Multimedia Games says the machines can't be used at the Birmingham Race Course until after a preliminary injunction hearing, if at all…"

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